Netflix Sets ‘Between’ Premiere Date

Netflix has set a May 21 premiere date for its original thriller series Between, the network said Monday.

The series stars Jennette McCurdy (Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat) as a pregnant teenager living in a small town which is dealing with a mysterious plague that's killing all residents over 21 years of age.

The six-episode series will air on a week-to-week basis on Netflix, according to network officials. The move is a departure from the streaming service’s strategy of airing all season episodes for its original shows like Orange Is The New Black at the same time. Between is a co-production with City and shomi in Canada, and the scheduling is to keep pace with when episodes air on City TV stations and on the shomi OTT service. Netflix has rights to air Between outside of Canada.

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