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Steven Grayhm, Mercedes Morris Join Jennette McCurdy in Drama 'Between'
Steven Grayhm (The Family Tree) and Mercedes Morris (Forest Fairies) have joined the second-season shoot of the Jennette McCurdy-starring outbreak thriller Between for Netflix and Rogers Media's City network in Canada, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Grayhm will play a mysterious visitor with an answer to an epidemic destroying a small town, while Morris will play a cult leader in Pretty Lake. The homegrown drama about a mysterious disease that kills anyone over age 21 has started shooting six new episodes in Toronto through March 11 and will also stream on Shomi in Canada.
Michael McGowan and Rick Bota are directing the second season of Between, with Sam Egan showrunning. McCurdy is returning for the sophomore run, along with Jesse Carere, Justin Kelly, Kyle Mac, Ryan Allen and Shailyn Pierre Dixon.
The second season will see Wiley (McCurdy) and Adam (Carere) attempt to find the cause of the deadly virus as they look to survive. The series' first season focused on the power vacuum that accompanied a government quarantine around Pretty Lake, leaving mostly high schoolers to fend for themselves.
Netflix ordered Between as its first original Canadian production after it was developed by Rogers Media. The drama streams simultaneously on City and in all Netflix territories outside Canada. The series is produced by Don Carmody Television and Mulmur Feed Co., in association with Elevation Pictures Corp.
Between was created by Michael McGowan and is executive produced by McGowan, Don Carmody, David Cormican and Naveen Prasad. Elevation Pictures is handling worldwide distribution for the series.