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December 19, 2016

ABC Greenlights Murder Mystery ‘Somewhere Between’ With 10-Episode Order for Summer 2017


Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety

ABC has given a straight-to-series order to “Somewhere Between,” a murder mystery drama, based on a Korean format, Variety has learned.

The network has ordered 10-episodes of the series, which is slated to debut in summer 2017.

The series will be written by “Brothers & Sisters” alum Stephen Tolkin, who will serve as executive producer along with Ivan Fecan and Joseph Broido. Thunderbird Entertainment is the studio.

“Somewhere Between” follows Laura Price — she’s not crazy, but she knows that her daughter Serena is going to be murdered. She doesn’t know who the murderer is, or why she’s killed, but she knows exactly when it will happen, where and how. Despite this, all of her attempts to keep her daughter safe fail and Serena’s fixed, unmovable, terrifying fate keeps her directly in the path of her killer.

The project has not been cast yet.

The pickup for “Somewhere Between” comes after ABC’s summer series “Mistresses” was cancelled. With the new show already scheduled for summer 2017, it’s a sensible replacement for that slot, as it appears to be a female-led twisty-turny project, though much darker.

“Somewhere Between” is the second new 10-episode series for ABC, toplined by a central female character, following Kyra Sedgwick’s “10 Days in the Valley,” which heads into production in 2017. Both shows have similar themes, too; Segdwick’s project is about a single mother whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night.

“Somewhere Between” will shoot in Vancouver, Canada.