Netflix Pacts for Original Canadian Thriller Series ‘Between’ Starring Jennette McCurdy

Jennette McCurdy
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Netflix has cut a three-way deal for original survivalist thriller series “Between,” under which the streaming service will premiere it alongside its debut on Canadian TV and subscription VOD.

The first season of “Between,” with six hour-long episodes, will premiere on Rogers Broadcasting’s City stations and Canadian SVOD service Shomi as well as on Netflix outside of Canada where the service is available. Then, one year after the initial premiere, “Between” will come to Netflix Canada. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

The series is created by writer/director Michael McGowan (“Still Mine,” “One Week,” “Saint Ralph”) and stars Jennette McCurdy (Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat”). In “Between,” a town is under siege from a mysterious disease that has killed everybody — except for those 21 years old and younger.

“Teaming up with Rogers on ‘Between’ is a tremendous opportunity to work with a creative partner in Canada to bring our global viewers top-notch content,” Erik Barmack, VP of global independent content at Netflix, said in a statement.

The series is produced by Don Carmody Television, Mulmur Feed Co. and in association with Elevation Pictures Corp. Michael McGowan executive produces along with Don Carmody (“Resident Evil,” “Silent Hill,” “Goon,” “Chicago”), David Cormican (“The Tall Man,” “Faces in the Crowd”) and Naveen Prasad, EVP and g.m. of Elevation Pictures. Elevation will oversee worldwide distribution.

Principal photography for “Between” is slated to begin Monday. Jon Cassar (“24,” “The Kennedys”) will direct the first two episodes. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is director of original programming, Hayden Mindell is VP of television programming and content, and Navaid Mansuri is interim VP of broadcast.

“Showcasing Michael McGowan’s cinematic vision on the small screen, this compelling new series, in partnership with Netflix and Shomi, delivers on our promise to offer viewers world-class entertainment,” said Nataline Rodrigues, director of original programming for Rogers.

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  1. Warning: The plague in the show also effects viewers over 22 causing them to change the channel.

    PS. Any else notice most of the cast is waayyy over 22? …i.e.Sarah Podemski is 34

  2. Aileen says:

    The show Between has taken the plot of the novel In An Instant by Diane McKeithen and just tweaked some of the details to try to make it theirs. Plagiarism at its best. Too many coincidences. Maybe Netflix needs to question Michael McGowan and see where he really came up with this show’s idea. Book was much better.

  3. shaoran says:

    i’m from asia. and loving to watch this. HOPEFULLY. jennette <3 the most real person! unlike that "diva" with real bad attitude who will exchange people for fame. Congrats mccurdy. this is it!!!!

  4. John says:

    Please! This girl is a huge diva with a bad attitude. She purposely screwed herself over with the cancellation of Sam & Cat by “leaking” lingerie photos of herself just to “make a point.” In any case, this plot sounds ridiculously stupid, just like the last couple of shows she co-starred in, in which case the latter was MUCH more successful. I predict this new “show” of hers will only last one season considering McCurdy’s inability to work with others. We all know how her time with the cast of “Sam & Cat” went. Go away, McCurdy, and while you’re at it, grow up!

    • shaoran says:

      McCurdy is old enough! she knows what she’s doing and i admire her strong personality. Why don’t you just focus on ariana’s fake face and be fooled forever?! anyway, she got the project, so all you have to do is to shut up and get jealous about it because ariana will never get opportunities like this anymore because of her bad attitude and relationships off cam.

    • Eve says:

      Jennette has managed to keep friendships with people she has worked with minus Ariana and she does not have any reputation with being a diva. I’ve heard nothing but nice things about her and how she has a great sense of humor. She is best friends with Miranda from iCarly and great friends with Nathan, Jerry, Noah, and countless others she has worked with on iCarly and other shows (including Victorious) for YEARS. I assume you are a fan of Ariana’s who, by the way, has a reputation as being a rude diva from celebs, assistants, AND fans who have experienced her nasty attitude and ways. She can’t seem to get along with people she has worked with in the past (i.e. Victorious AND Sam & Cat) and was a huge part of the problem in both shows cancelling. Do your research before spouting crap.

    • Alexa says:

      She’s not a huge diva and does not have a bad attitude. She is an amazing actress and appeared in numerous drama series, not only those few imbecilic shows you’ve seen her in. And everyone she’s worked with, EVERYONE, said she’s an angel. Miranda Cosgrove, her costar in her first show, is still best friends with her and adores her, along with Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor, Noah Munck, Cameron Ocasio, Zoran Korach, and Maree Cheatham. And also, hating on someone doesn’t make them go away. And also, why would she want to leak those photos by herself? Why would she want to purposely ruin her career? And proving a point? What does that even mean? And the plot sounds amazing, considering the pile of garbage we have on television these days.

  5. Diddybones says:

    probably only going to watch because jennette.

  6. Johnson Jones says:

    Oh please, this is a rip off of the Star Trek episode Miri from the first season and the Chuck Heston film Omega Man.As for the leading lady, come on…little miss naked leaked pics girl with a crappy attitude and zero acting talent?.No wonder its on Netflix and lousey Canadian tv, lol

    • joblo says:

      The nude pictures were not her. And millions of people (ppl) have never seen those shows. You don’t have to watch if you don’t like it.

  7. Jonathan Richardson says:

    So looking forward to this. Jennette, you are my favorite.

  8. keN says:

    she’s always wanted to do roles like this, it’s perfect.
    any company that gets a shot to work with Jennette,,
    will be love’n life, I’m sure of this. Congratz Nettie! .keN

  9. aron says:

    Keep your enemies closer?

    Interesting arrangement working with the startup competitor.

  10. joblo says:

    Jennette just said she was taking a break from acting. Well, her alter ego, Sarah said it. Guess it was a short break. Welcome back, Sarah, I mean Jennette.

  11. Zack says:

    I can’t wait to watch it I’m sure jennette will kill in here roll like she has in everything else. Will it only be on Netflix in america

  12. ZainR says:

    Perfect timing on the series what with what’s going on in the world today! I can’t wait to watch it.
    And Jennette McCurdy was also in Law & Order, Strong Medicine, Judging Amy, The Inside, and Medium.

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