Netflix teams up with Canadian media for new drama, Between
Staff Reporter | On 20, Oct 2014
Shooting began today on a new Netflix Original Canadian drama, Between.
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 explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.
The survival thriller, produced by Netflix in collaboration with Canadian broadcasters City and shomi, is created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph). The series stars Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat).
“We know that Canadians crave daring and distinctive original programs, and Between offers just that,” says Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers.
“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.”
The first season of Between, spanning six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City and shomi in Canada and on Netflix outside of Canada.
This is the first three-way partenrship of its kind in Canada, following similar deals in other countries: in the US, for example, Netflix resurrected The Killing for a third series in partnership with AMC, who broadcast the show in America while Netlix released it worldwide.
“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,” adds Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content at Netflix.
“We’re thrilled to be working with outstanding talent behind the scenes including Canadians Don Carmody, Jon Cassar and Michael McGowan, and in front of the camera with a new generation of actors led by Jennette McCurdy, delivering a must watch event series that millions of Netflix viewers will enjoy.”
Between will come to Netflix Canada one year following the initial premiere. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date.