It sounds a bit like Logan’s Run, Under the Dome, or Outbreak, only set in the world of Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s Revival. It’s Netflix’s new sci-fi release series, Between. In the Canadian production Between, everyone in the town of Pretty Lake over 21 years old suddenly, mysteriously, dies. The town is quarantined and cut off from all contacts with the outside world. Geared at a teen audience, it could also play out as an update to Lord of the Flies.
Created by Michael McGowan, the series stars Jennette McCurdy as Wiley Day, a pregnant teenage daughter of a minister. Each episode focuses on one of the remaining teens left in the town. Not as artfully or subtlely realized as the competing supernatural mystery series The Returned, Between is still a watchable show that you might fit in between all the other sci-fi series available this summer.
This is Canada’s first production to be featured directly for Netflix viewing. It has the look of a Netflix show as opposed to the shows you’d find on the networks or cable–not as crisp and polished, and without any well-known actors.
Here is a preview of Between:
Between is available now on Netflix.
Come back tomorrow as we wrap up our look at the new sci-fi TV series coming your way this summer, with what we think may be the best of the bunch.