NBC has picked up another drama pilot to series, character-driven procedural The InBetween (fka In Between Lives).
Heading into series, the project is reconnecting and recasting one of the male leads opposite star Harriet Dyer, played in the pilot by Yusef Gatewood. Additionally, we can officially reveal that Arrow’s Paul Blackthorne co-stars in the show. His casting in the pilot was kept under wraps in order not to spoil his character’s exit from Arrow.
The InBetween comes from writer Moira Kirland (Madam Secretary, Castle), Heyday Television — the joint venture of Harry Potter and Paddington producer David Heyman and NBCUniversal International Studios — and Universal Television. It joins four other newly picked NBC drama series, The Village, New Amsterdam and The Enemy Within — all from Universal TV — and Manifest from Warner Bros. TV.
Like The Village, The Between has been an early favorite at NBC — in fact, The Village and The Between were the first two pilots picked up by NBC this season. The InBetween joins medical drama New Amsterdam as two new additions to NBC’s procedural lineup.
Written by Kirland and directed by Charlotte Sieling, The InBetween centers on Cassie Bishop (Dyer) who was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems … whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases.
Kirland, who worked as a co-executive producer on the similarly-themed NBC/CBS drama series Medium, executive produces with Heyman and Heyday TV’s U.S. head of production Nancy Cotton.
The cast also includes Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan and Blackthorne.
The InBetween is the second newly picked up series to undergo a recasting, joining A Million Little Things.