Watch: First Trailer for Netflix's 'Between' Kills Everyone Over the Age of 21

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 3:03PM
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 3:03PM
Watch: First Trailer for Netflix's 'Between' Kills Everyone Over the Age of 21
The premise of Between sounds a little like it belongs on The CW, but we can take comfort in the fact that it worked for The 100. The upcoming Canadian Netlix series follows a pregnant minister's daughter whose small town is afflicted with a plague that kills anyone over the age of 21 years old:



I can't decide if the name Pretty Lake is hilarious in an awesome way or a terrible way, but otherwise the trailer looks promising. The aesthetic is very gritty, very Netflix, very un-CW, and the acting seems decent (although I'm sure the young cast means there will be at least one weak link).

There also seems to be an ongoing mystery aspect, particularly when one kid insists that he's "sick of being lied to," which distinguishes it from a purely post-apocalyptic show like The Leftovers. It has been described as a "survivalist thriller" a la Lost, as each episode of the truncated first season will focus on a different main character. 

Here is the official synopsis for 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. An original survivalist thriller series, BETWEEN was created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and stars Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). The series is executive produced by McGowan, Don Carmody, David Cormican, and Naveen Prasad.

This is Netflix's first venture into week-to-week programming, as new episodes will become available after they air in Canada on Thursdays at 8pm ET, available internationally on Netflix at 9pm ET. The first episode will premiere on May 21, and the first season will consist of a total of six episodes.
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