Netflix’s MerPeople explores the world of underwater performers (release date, trailer, and more!)

MerPeople. Cr. Netflix © 2023
MerPeople. Cr. Netflix © 2023 /

Have you ever been curious about the world of underwater performers? You might have seen videos on YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok following real-life mermaids who wear custom tails and swim in tanks to perform for thousands of people worldwide. Netflix’s upcoming documentary series MerPeople will take viewers under the sea and give them an in-depth, behind-the-scenes peek into the fascinating world of these glittering sea creatures and the men and women who bring them to life.

You might not realize it, but the world of professional mermaiding is a lucrative industry worth half a billion dollars. These folks take their mermaid duties very seriously, performing at conventions, ceremonies, and special events across the globe. In this docuseries, viewers will get to see the actual audition process and discover what it takes to become a mermaid.

Here’s everything we know about the new series so far.

What is MerPeople about?

Here is the synopsis shared by Netflix:

"MerPeople dives into the fascinating world of underwater performers who have turned their love for the mystical sea creatures into real-world careers. From putting on dazzling small-town shows in Florida to the crowning of the King and Queen of the Seas in the Bahamas, this series will take you on a journey of passion and perseverance. Get ready to set sail on an unforgettable voyage and immerse yourself in a world where fantasy becomes reality."

MerPeople release date

MerPeople is coming to Netflix on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. It will start streaming at midnight PT/3:00 a.m. ET.

How many episodes is MerPeople?

The series consists of four episodes, and each one is about 45 minutes, give or take. Episodes will follow out-of-work mermaids looking for their next gig, the audition process, and the MerMagic Con, plus viewers can see how the mermaid tails are made.

Additionally, MerPeople features a behind-the-scenes look at Tampa’s Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs and the crowning of the King and Queen of the Sea.

MerPeople trailer

Get your first look at the upcoming docuseries with the full-length trailer below.

MerPeople releases next Tuesday, May 23, only on Netflix. Add the docuseries to your watchlist right here. Will you be watching the documentary series?

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