TORONTO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jennette McCurdy is to star in Between, an original survivalist thriller series created by writer-director Michael McGowan, Netflix announced Monday.
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," a synopsis said. "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."
Now in production, the first season will feature six, one-hour episodes. It will premiere on City and shomi in Canada, and on Netflix outside of Canada where the service is available.
Between will come to Netflix Canada one year following the initial premiere. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date.
"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," Erik Barmack, vice president of global independent content at Netflix, said in a statement.
"With the commission of Between, we are reinforcing our commitment to bring the best programming to our subscribers," added Marni Shulman, shomi's head of content and programming. "Great opportunities to build original content like this, and working with the breadth of talent, including the amazing Michael McGowan, is a perfect fit for the shomi brand."
McCurdy is best known for her work on TV's iCarly and Sam & Cat.