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(2015–2016)

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Jennette McCurdy is the only US actor on the show.
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Wiley's baby in the show was real. Jenette McCurdy said "Working with a baby on set was kind of difficult. Having that kind of responsibility and knowing that there was a baby around was a little tense".
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Filmed in Waterdown Ontario at abandoned gas station on Hamilton St. N and Dundas St. (Hwy. 5). Also at Memorial park, Hamilton St. N and Parkside Dr.
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Jordan Todosey (Tracey), Niamh Wilson (Lana), Samantha Munro (Stacey), and Justin Kelly (Chuck) all starred in episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001).
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Aside from Jenette's acting career, she is also a writer, director and successful country music singer.
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Jenette has been drawn to projects that excite her and Between was no exception. "As soon as I saw the script for Between I was going to do whatever it takes to be a part of it, and I'm so glad it happened".
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There are two 'Pretty Lakes' unrelated to the series that exist in the state of Wisconsin.
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During the filming of the tiger scene in Season 1, the trainer accidentally lost grip of the leash and the tiger ran off; fortunately, no one was harmed during the incident.
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The population of Pretty Lake before the epidemic was 8,244.
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Jesse Carere (Adam) is known for his role in the controversial MTV teen drama Skins, where he played the role of Chris Collins.
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Jenette (Wiley) lost her voice while screaming during the scene where she's giving birth.
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There have been nearly 250 epidemics recorded throughout human history. Most have occurred throughout Asia and Europe.
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A fan of the show is called a 'Betweener'.
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Jenette's (Wiley) first television role was on the hit sketch comedy series MADtv when she was 8 years old.
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The exterior shots of the 'Lake District Federal Prison' is actually a water treatment plant for the city of Toronto. The location has been doubled as a prison in over 15 TV series and films.
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The series was filmed during the months of October and November in Ontario. According to the filmmakers behind the show, this time of year tends to be dark and grey in the area, which helped create the overall stylistic dark mood and tone for the series.
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Aside from the series 2-season 12 episodes, 16 short-form webisodes were also produced for the series alongside the second season companion interview series, Inside Between, a live-to-air after-show featuring cast members and fans of the series.
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Between is the first major television solo starring role for Jenette McCurdy (Wiley).
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Before the filming of the second season, Jesse Carere (Adam) shaved his head. In an interview when he was asked why he did it, He said "I hated my hair so much, it looked like a mop".
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Between took roughly 18 months from inception to premiere according to series creator, director and producer, Michael McGowan.
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Co-stars Brooke Palsson (Melissa) and Jenette McCurdy (Wiley), who play sisters in the series, are both singer-songwriters.
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Costume designer Brenda Shenher used inspiration from other post-apocalyptic films and shows to create the costumes needed for the cast.
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The twelve episodes were split between three directors: Michael McGowan, Jon Cassar, and Rick Bota. McGowan directed the majority of the series, helming seven of the twelve episodes.
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The series would go on to broadcast on CityTV in Canada, Netflix, and the now-defunct streaming service shomi.
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Because the series was shot during the Canadian winter, both cast and crew would have to endure long hours of shooting in freezing weather and even working during a snowstorm.
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Ryan Allen (Gord) has studied Italian opera and musical theatre. He also played the General in the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon.
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Samantha Munro dropped her voice for the role of Stacey which helped her get into character.
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Stunt coordinator Steve Lucescu worked with the actors to make all the fight scenes look real. Steve has worked with Don Carmody Productions on multiple TV shows and films including Shadow Hunters, Silent Hill, Goon, Boondock Saints II and Northern Rescue.
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Less than a week before the shooting of the second season, Jack Murray (Mark) broke his foot. The limping you see from Jack is authentic. He walked around with an air cast, and during filming, he wore large boots, taped his foot and walked using his heel to hide it.
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During the filming of Season two, Samantha Munro (Stacey) and Jack Murray (Mark) had a total of 8 scenes together which were all shot in one single day.
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In Season 1, Episode 1, Adam's (Jesse Carere) shirt says "There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those that understand binary numerals and those who don't" a quote by British mathematician and science fiction writer Ian Stewart.
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The first day Jim Watson (Pat) was on set was the day his character was killed off.
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Justin Kelly (Chuck) and Jim Watson (Pat) were the pranksters on set according to fellow castmates.
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Director Jon Cassar has directed several other sci-fi series such as Fringe and Continuum. He also has directed 69 episodes of 24 and earned himself a Primetime Emmy Award.
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The series was Michael McGowan's first credit as a show-runner.
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Between was the acting debut for Mercedes Morris (Renee).
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Between staffed a total of 11 writers, with McGowan serving as the head writer.
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Real-life CityTV reporter Melanie Ng had a cameo in the series playing a television news reporter.
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Kyle Mac (Ronnie), Jack Murray (Mark), Jim Watson (Pat), and Ryan Allen (Gord) were all over the age of 22 during the filming of the series.
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Netflix allowed creative freedom for the filmmakers. Working with the streaming service was a great experience according to show-runner Michael McGowan.
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McCurdy's role as Wiley was a departure from the types of roles she is usually offered. Prior to her work on Between, she was best-known for her comedic roles on such TV series as Sam & Cat and iCarly.
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Between was the very first Original Series commission by Netflix in Canada.
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Between was the first original series produced by Don Carmody Television, at the time, a recently opened division of Don Carmody Productions, which is known for producing big budget Hollywood films, such as Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The Mortal Instruments, as well as the Resident Evil, The Boondock Saints and Silent Hill franchises.
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The concept of quarantine was first introduced in the 1300s, when the most deadly plague known in human history wiped out 30% of the world's population, killing an estimated 200 million people within 7 years. Established governments at the time employed a 40-day quarantine strategy to successfully reduce the spread of the virus.
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Jenette (Wiley) loved filming in Toronto, comparing it with New York. She enjoyed all the neighborhoods such as Yorkville, The Distillery District, and Ossington.
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All the helicopter scenes in the series were CGI.
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