Netflix to air new Jeannette McCurdy series weekly; change from ‘House of Cards’ format

Netflix -Apparently, Netflix is not completely committed to catering their shows to binge-watchers. After all, how do you explain the latest announcement when it comes to “Between“?

Today, the streaming service confirmed that beginning May 21 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, they will stream episodes weekly of this new science fiction series. This is a huge shift from such other shows as “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” which premiere all at once for your binge-watching pleasure. We’ll admit that from a journalistic standpoint, we prefer the weekly model; it gives a more consistent timeframe to publish episode reviews, and it also gives us time to stay caught up with the rest of the world. However, we understand why the average consumer just wants to watch a show whenever they want, even if we think that there is value in most people having a week to talk about the latest installment with their friends.

This series stars Jeannette McCurdy (“Sam & Cat”) as one person within a town that is suffering from a mysterious virus. Here, everyone over the age of 21 dies. This is probably bad news for liquor stores everywhere, right? For those who want to watch a trailer for the series, you can do so below.

Could Netflix eventually shift to offer all of its shows weekly? We doubt it, since they would not have started giving you seasons all at once unless they planned to stick to it. This may just be an experiment for certain shows to see if there is a benefit in airing a show like this when it comes to social traffic or press.

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