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December 19, 2016

ABC Picks Up ‘Somewhere Between’ Drama Series Based On Korean Format


ABC has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Somewhere Between, a thriller drama series with a supernatural twist produced by Canadian production company Thunderbird Entertainment (Intelligence). The project, done under the lower-cost model used for summer programming, is for summer 2017. ABC did not have an original scripted drama series for next summer after opting not to renew Mistresses.

Written by Legend of the Seeker and Taxi Brooklyn co-creator Stephen Tolkin based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on Laura Price. She isn’t crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be murdered. She doesn’t know who the murderer is or why she’ll be 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.

Tolkin executive produces with Ivan Fecan and Joseph Broido. The series will be filmed in Vancouver, where Thunderbird is based.

Korean formats have been very popular this broadcast development season with several sales, including two executive produced by Hawaii Five-O co-star Daniel Dae Kim: medical drama The Good Doctor, with writer David Shore, which has a put pilot commitment at ABC, and Exhibit A, a legal drama at CBS with writer Alexi Hawley.