If you’ve ever dreamed of having a tail instead of legs and spending your days underwater, Netflix’s latest documentary series is for you.
“MerPeople,” a four-part series directed by Cynthia Wade, features mermaid performers and enthusiasts from across the United States. Of course there is a strong draw against Tampa Bay.
According to Netflix, “MerPeople” revolves around a handful of aquatic storylines “Half a billion dollar mermaid industry.”
There’s Mertailor Eric Ducharme, who built a business making custom mermaid tails inspired by his childhood visits to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
A “non-binary merm,” the Blixunami share their journey of turning a childhood fascination into a growing career.
Another theme is Morgana Alba, a professional mermaid who founded the Circus Siren Pod and focuses on educating people about safety during underwater performances.
And actress Brittany Sparkles unveils the life of a “landlocked mermaid” who finds a way to shine underwater despite living in Arkansas.
Particularly exciting for Tampa Bay viewers: The series is about the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Weeki Wachee Springs. There are also performances by retired local mermaids.
The series is already streaming on Netflix, making it perfect Memorial Day weekend fun. Watch the trailer here: