From a media release:
â€“ Summer event series makes exclusive Canadian SVOD debut on shomi following City broadcast â€“
â€“ Get to know the class of â€™15 with companion web series Between Video Yearbook onÂ Citytv.comÂ â€“
City and shomiâ„¢ today announced the world broadcast premiere date for new premium original drama seriesÂ Between,Â starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly,Â Sam & Cat). With six, one-hour episodes,Â BetweenÂ 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 airÂ ThursdaysÂ atÂ 8 p.m. ET/PTÂ (check local listings), beginningÂ May 21Â onÂ City.Â Following the broadcast,Â BetweenÂ will make its exclusive Canadian SVOD premiere next day onÂ shomi.
In theÂ series premiere episode â€œSchoolâ€™s Out,â€ 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 â€“ that is until the government quarantines a 10-mile radius around the town. Trapped inside, Wiley’s best friend Adam (Jesse Carere,Â 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. â€œCreekersâ€ from the edge of townÂ â€“Â Ronnie (Kyle Mac,Â Hemlock Grove) and his brother Pat (Jim Watson,Â The Strain)Â â€“Â drive into Pretty Lake for a looting spree, while Chuck (Justin Kelly,Â 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,Â Blue Mountain State), a farm boy, tries to keep his friends from getting hurt or killed, and Ellen (Sarah Podemski,Â The Border), a prison guard, tries to save Mark (Jack Murrah,Â Beauty and the Beast), a young inmate, from a prison gang with a grudge.
An original series, developed and produced for City,Â BetweenÂ 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. EmmyÂ®Â 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 (Dentonâ€™s Canada) for DCTV negotiated the deal. Elevation will oversee worldwide distribution.Â Â FromÂ 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.