Principal Photography Begins on Season Two of City’s Premium Original Drama Series, Between
TORONTO, ON (January 13, 2016) Today, City announced the start of production on the second season of Between, the original survivalist thriller series created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly) and Jesse Carere (Skins). The second season of Between, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City, followed by shomi, in Canada. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The series begins principal photography today.
“We are extremely proud of the tremendous success and reception we’ve received from season one, pushing Between to be the #1 original series on our network” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers. “By investing in Michael McGowan’s vision, we will continue to deliver compelling, world-class content to our audiences in Canada and around the globe.”
In season one, a virulent disease swept through the idyllic town of Pretty Lake, leaving everyone over the age of 21 dead in its wake and the town quarantined. Season two will continue Wiley (Jennette McCurdy) and Adam’s (Jesse Carere) journey into discovering the cause of the deadly virus as the battle for survival is toughened by a diminishing food supply, harsh winter, and lawlessness among peers.
Returning cast for Between’s second season include Justin Kelly as Chuck, Kyle Mac as Ronnie, Ryan Allen as Gord, and Shailyn Pierre Dixon as Franny. Joining the cast this season are Steven Grayhm (The Family Tree, The Five People You Meet in Heaven) as Liam Cullen, a mysterious visitor who claims to have the answer to the epidemic that has ravaged the small town, and Mercedes Morris ( Forest Fairies) as Renée, the powerful leader of an off-the-grid cult located on the edge of Pretty Lake.
“We’re thrilled to be returning for a second season of Between and continuing our partnership with City,” said Executive Producer Don Carmody. “Together with the talented cast and crew, we’re looking forward to delivering another riveting chapter of the show to audiences worldwide.”
Between is an original series produced by Don Carmody Television (DCTV) and Mulmur Feed Co. Executive Producers are Don Carmody (Pompeii, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Goon, Chicago), David Cormican (The Tall Man, Faces in the Crowd), Michael McGowan, and Naveen Prasad of Elevation Pictures. Sam Egan (The Listener, Continuum) joins as Showrunner. McGowan and Supervising Producer Rick Bota ( Haven, Damaged, Beauty and the Beast) will each direct three episodes. 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 Television and Broadcast Operations.
About Don Carmody Don Carmody Television (DCTV), a partnership between Don Carmody, David Cormican and John Barrack, is a division of Don Carmody Productions (DCP), one of North America’s most successful producers of premium content since 1980. By enlisting top talent and participating in partnerships across the USA and worldwide, DCP has produced 100+ projects for cinema and television, including Best Picture Academy Award-winner® Chicago. Current television productions include “Between,” an original series for Netflix and City, the Emmy®-nominated event mini-series “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” for Lifetime, and “ShadowHunters” for ABC Family. Recent films include Pompeii, Goon, Resident Evil: Retribution, and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. DCP’s productions have garnered over 100 national and international awards, including wins at the Golden Globes®, Academy Awards® and Emmys®.
About Mulmur Feed Co.
Mulmur Feed Co . is a leading Canadian film and television production company. Recent credits include Still Mine, Score: A Hockey Musical and One Week.
About Elevation Pictures Corp.
Founded in 2013, with finance partner Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear Pictures, Elevation Pictures has already established itself as one of Canada’s leading film and television distribution companies. Elevation’s team of seasoned production and distribution executives, including co-presidents Laurie May and Noah Segal, are committed to bringing a robust film and television slate to audiences with both commercial and critical appeal. For more information, visit elevationpictures.com
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Elisa Barbaro, City, Elisa.Barbaro@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3034
Lisa Ghione, Unit Publicist, Between, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416.520.8031
Kate Parkes, Elevation Pictures, Kparkes@elevationpictures.com, 416.583.5800 x2009