The Order (TV series)

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The Order
The Order (TV series) Title Card.jpg
Genre
Created byDennis Heaton
Starring
Composer(s)Patric Caird
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chad Oakes
  • Mike Frislev
  • Dennis Heaton
  • Shelley Eriksen
  • David Von Ancken
Producer(s)
  • Petros Danabassis
  • Jay Daniel Beechinor
  • Morris Chapdelaine
  • Justis Greene
  • Todd Giroux
Cinematography
  • Mark Chow
  • Ryan Purcell
Editor(s)
  • Christopher A. Smith
  • Lara Mazur
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time42–51 minutes
Production company(s)Nomadic Pictures Entertainment
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (16:9 UHDTV in high dynamic range)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

The Order is a Canadian-American horror drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and written by Heaton, Shelley Eriksen, Rachel Langer, Jennica Harper, Penny Gummerson, and Jason Filiatrault. The series premiered on Netflix on March 7, 2019.[1] The series stars Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Sam Trammell, Katharine Isabelle, and Max Martini. The first season received positive reviews upon its release.

In March 2019, it was announced that the series was renewed for a 10-episode second season that was released on June 18, 2020.[2][3]

Premise[edit]

The Order follows college student Jack Morton as he joins the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, a secret society that teaches and practices magic. As Jack goes deeper into the organization's history, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Jake Manley as Jack Morton, a freshman college student at Belgrave University and a new recruit who joins the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose and the Knights of Saint Christopher
  • Sarah Grey as Alyssa Drake, a college student and university tour guide and a medicum of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose
  • Matt Frewer as Pete "Pops" Morton (season 1), Jack's grandfather who is obsessed with taking down Edward Coventry
  • Max Martini as Edward Coventry (season 1), Jack's estranged father and the grand magus of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose
  • Louriza Tronco as Gabrielle Dupres (season 2, recurring season 1), an acolyte in the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose

Recurring[edit]

  • Adam DiMarco as Randall Carpio, one of the resident advisors at Belgrave University and a member of the Knights of Saint Christopher
  • Thomas Elms as Hamish Duke, a teaching assistant at Belgrave University and a member of the Knights of Saint Christopher
  • Devery Jacobs as Lilith Bathory, a student at Belgrave University and a member of the Knights of Saint Christopher
  • Katharine Isabelle as Vera Stone, the chancellor at Belgrave University and a former temple magus and current grand magus of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose[5]
  • Andres Collantes as Diego Nunez (season 1), a Magistratus of the Order
  • Matt Visser as Weston Miller (season 1), one of the neophytes of the Order
  • Ajay Friese as Amir (season 1), one of the neophytes of the Order
  • Favour Onwuka as Drea Antonucci (season 1), one of the neophytes of the Order
  • Jedidiah Goodacre as Kyle (season 1, guest season 2), a Magistratus of the Order and Brandon's mentor
  • Sean Depner as Jonas, a Magistratus of the Order and Gabrielle's mentor
  • Kayla Heller as Selena Durov, a Magistratus and one of the Order's most promising members
  • Jewel Staite as Renee Marand (and Renee Marand's unnamed sister), a necromancer and former member of the Order
  • Aaron Hale as Brandon Caruthers, an acolyte in the Order
  • Christian Michael Cooper as Maddox Coventry, Edward Coventry's son
  • Ty Wood as Gregory Crain, a neophyte of the Order and son of Margaret Crain
  • Dylan Playfair as Clayton "Clay" Turner, a golem and Jack's former roommate
  • Françoise Yip as Elizabeth Kepler, member of the Order and Gnostic Council
  • Jocelyn Hudon as Ruby Speers, a member of the Order and assistant to Dr. Hemmings.
  • Sam Trammell as Eric Clarke (season 1 episodes 1-4 , guest season 2 episode 2), an Ethics professor at Belgrave University

Guest[edit]

  • Drew Ray Tanner as Todd Shutner, one of the neophytes of the Order ("Hell Week, Part One")
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Detective Hayashi ("Hell Week, Part One")
  • Ian Tracey as Jurgen Sawyer ("Undeclared, Part Two" and "Finals, Part Two")
  • Jodelle Ferland as Zecchia, the thief demon ("Fear Itself, Part One" and "Fear Itself, Part Two")
  • Ian Ziering as himself (Season 2, Episode 8: "Spring Outbreak, Part 2.")
  • Jason Priestley as himself (Season 2, Episode 8: "Spring Outbreak, Part 2.")

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
210June 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Hell Week, Part 1"David Von AnckenDennis HeatonMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
22"Hell Week, Part 2"David Von AnckenShelley EriksenMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
33"Introduction To Ethics, Part 1"Kristin LehmanRachel LangerMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
44"Introduction To Ethics, Part 2"Kristin LehmanJennica HarperMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
55"Homecoming, Part 1"Leslie HopeJason FiliatraultMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
66"Homecoming, Part 2"Leslie HopePenny E. GummersonMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
77"Undeclared, Part 1"Rachel LeitermanJennica HarperMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
88"Undeclared, Part 2"Rachel LeitermanRachel LangerMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
99"Finals, Part 1"Mathias HerndlShelley EriksenMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
1010"Finals, Part 2"Mathias HerndlDennis HeatonMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
111"Free Radicals, Part 1"Leslie HopeDennis HeatonJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
122"Free Radicals, Part 2"Leslie HopeDennis HeatonJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
133"Fear Itself, Part 1"Mathias HerndlShelley EriksenJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
144"Fear Itself, Part 2"Mathias HerndlShelley EriksenJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
155"The Commons, Part 1"Marita GrabiakJason FiliatraultJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
166"The Commons, Part 2"Marita GrabiakPenny E. GummersonJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
177"Spring Outbreak, Part 1"Mark ChowGorrman LeeJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
188"Spring Outbreak, Part 2"David Von AnckenStory by : Kat Sieniuc
Teleplay by : Rachel Langer
June 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
199"New World Order, Part 1"Kristin LehmanJason FiliatraultJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
2010"New World Order, Part 2"Kristin LehmanDennis Heaton & Shelley EriksenJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On April 17, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Dennis Heaton who will also act as writer and executive producer. Additional executive producers are set to include Shelley Eriksen (head writer), Chad Oakes, Mike Frislev and David Von Ancken. Production companies involved with the series include Nomadic Pictures Entertainment.[4][6][7][8] On March 28, 2019, it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes.[2]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the initial series announcement, it was confirmed that Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Sam Trammell, and Max Martini had been cast as series regulars.[4]

Filming[edit]

Production for the first season began on April 18, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and concluded on July 20.[9] Filming for the second season commenced on August 6, 2019 and ended on November 7, 2019.[10]

Release[edit]

On February 21, 2019, the official trailer for the series was released. The first season was released on Netflix on March 7, 2019.[11] On June 15, 2020, the official trailer for the second season was released.[12] The second season was released on the streaming platform on June 18, 2020.[3]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 7.5/10, based on 6 reviews.[13] On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.68/10, based on 5 reviews.[14]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2019 Leo Awards Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Jennica Harper (for "Introduction To Ethics, Part Two") Nominated [15]
Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Jewel Staite (for "Homecoming, Part Two") Nominated
Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Matt Frewer (for "Finals, Part One") Nominated
Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Katharine Isabelle (for "Finals, Part Two") Nominated
Best Sound in a Dramatic Series Kirby Jinnah (for "Finals, Part Two") Nominated
Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series Rob Bannister and Caleb Clark (for "Finals, Part Two") Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Order (@theorder) Instagram - This isn't your average college experience. The Order, coming to Netflix on March 7th.
  2. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 28, 2019). "The Order Horror Drama Series Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Mallenbaum, Carly (May 20, 2020). "Coming to Netflix in June: New 'Queer Eye' and 'Dating Around'; Spike Lee and Will Ferrell". USA Today. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (April 17, 2018). "Netflix Picks Up The Order Horror Drama Series Starring Jake Manley & Sarah Grey". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Liszewski, Bridget (February 7, 2019). "Little Dog's Katharine Isabelle on what Ginny may be trying to hide". The TV Junkies. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 17, 2018). "Netflix Orders Supernatural Drama The Order From Van Helsing Producer Nomadic Pictures". Variety. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Squires, John (April 17, 2018). "Netflix Heads into a World of Magic and Monsters for Series "The Order" - Bloody Disgusting". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 17, 2018). "Netflix Picks Up Monster Drama Series The Order". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "DGC BC Production List" (PDF). Directors Guild of Canada. June 22, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "DGC BC Production List" (PDF). Directors Guild of Canada. July 4, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  11. ^ Oller, Jacob (February 21, 2019). "Exclusive: The Order trailer showcases Netflix's 'double agent' werewolf drama". Syfy. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  12. ^ Hynes, Hayley (June 16, 2020). "'The Order' Season 2 Trailer Shows Some Of Vancouver's Most Beautiful Sights". Narcity. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "The Order: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "The Order: Season 2 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  15. ^ "2019 Leo Awards, Nominees & Winners by Name". Leo Awards. Archived from the original on August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

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