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City announces debut for original drama Between

From a media release:

– Summer event series makes exclusive Canadian SVOD debut on shomi following City broadcast –

– Get to know the class of ’15 with companion web series Between Video Yearbook on Citytv.com –

City and shomi™ today announced the world broadcast premiere date for new premium original drama series Betweenstarring Jennette McCurdy (iCarlySam & Cat). With six, one-hour episodes, Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning May 21 on City.  Following the broadcast, Between will make its exclusive Canadian SVOD premiere next day on shomi.

In the series premiere episode “School’s Out,” a mysterious virus begins to kill off adults in the small town of Pretty Lake, and those left alive scramble to survive. Wiley Day (McCurdy) is pregnant but she has a plan: she’s going to give up the baby and leave Pretty Lake behind forever – that is until the government quarantines a 10-mile radius around the town. Trapped inside, Wiley’s best friend Adam (Jesse Carere, Finding Carter), whose plans to attend MIT are dashed, knows their only hope of escape is to find the cause of the virus.

During the chaos, other teen residents take advantage of the ensuing lawlessness. “Creekers” from the edge of town  Ronnie (Kyle Mac, Hemlock Grove) and his brother Pat (Jim Watson, The Strain– drive into Pretty Lake for a looting spree, while Chuck (Justin Kelly, Maps to the Stars), a rich-kid athlete, tries to keep some semblance of law in the town his father used to practically own. Gord (Ryan Allen, Blue Mountain State), a farm boy, tries to keep his friends from getting hurt or killed, and Ellen (Sarah Podemski, The Border), a prison guard, tries to save Mark (Jack Murrah, Beauty and the Beast), a young inmate, from a prison gang with a grudge.

An original series, developed and produced for City, Between was created by Michael McGowan, who executive produces along with Don Carmody (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Goon, Chicago), David Cormican (The Tall Man, Faces in the Crowd), and Naveen Prasad, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elevation Pictures Corp. Emmy® award-winning director Jon Cassar (24, The Kennedys) will direct the first two episodes. The series is produced by Don Carmody Television, Mulmur Feed Co. and in association with Elevation Pictures Corp. Prasad, along with Jayme Alter (Denton’s Canada) for DCTV negotiated the deal. Elevation will oversee worldwide distribution.  From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Vice President of Broadcast.

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2 thoughts on “City announces debut for original drama Between”

  1. I really like the description of this and I will definitely be watching. Sounds like a type of show the CW network would do. I am a fan of dystopic fiction so this is right up my tree. At some point, though, I maybe should quit watching/reading young adult fiction. I’m 31 so maybe I’m getting too old.

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