The Order (TV series)
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|Created by||Dennis Heaton|
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||42–51 minutes|
|Production company||Nomadic Pictures|
|Picture format||4K (16:9 UHDTV in high dynamic range)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||March 7, 2019 –|
June 18, 2020
The Order is a horror drama streaming 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. 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. In November 2020, the series was canceled after two seasons.
'The Order' follows college student Jack Morton (Jake Manley) 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.
Cast and characters
- 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
- Sam Trammell as Eric Clarke (season 1, guest season 2), an Ethics professor at Belgrave University
- Adam DiMarco as Randall Carpio, one of the resident advisors 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
- Aaron Hale as Brandon Caruthers, an acolyte in 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
- Devery Jacobs as Lilith Bathory, a student 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
- Kayla Heller as Selena Durov, a Magistratus and one of the Order's most promising members
- Christian Michael Cooper as Maddox Coventry, Edward Coventry's son
- 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.
- Sasha Roiz as Rogwan, Demon-Emperor
- Dylan Playfair as Clayton "Clay" Turner, a golem and Jack's former roommate
- Hiro Kanagawa as Detective Hayashi
- Ty Wood as Gregory Crain, a Neophyte of the Order and son of Margaret Crain
- Ajay Friese as Amir, one of the Neophytes of the Order
- Matt Visser as Weston Miller, one of the Neophytes of the Order
- Drew Tanner as Todd Shutner, one of the Neophytes of the Order
- Favour Onwuka as Drea Antonucci, one of the Neophytes of the Order
- Andres Collantes as Diego Nunez, a Magistratus of the Order
- Jewel Staite as Renee Marand (and Renee Marand's unnamed sister), a necromancer and former member of the Order
- Ian Tracey as Jurgen Sawyer
- Jodelle Ferland as Zecchia, the thief demon
- Ian Ziering as himself
- Jason Priestley as himself
Season 1 (2019)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Hell Week, Part 1"||David Von Ancken||Dennis Heaton||March 7, 2019|
Jack Morton visits his mother's, Chloe Morton, grave and discovers that he has received a rejection letter from Belgrave University. At Belgrave, two members of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, a secret society, Margaret Crain and Vera Stone argue about whether to accept Jack, eventually leading to Vera secretly using magic to change the letter into an acceptance one. Jack and his grandfather Pops already are aware of the existence of the Order, hoping that Jack will get accepted into it so that he can use magic against his father, Edward Coventry, who caused Chloe's suicide.
Jack is introduced to his roommate Clay, who slightly unnerves him. Jack sees his neighbor, Weston, with a blue rose but is attacked by him when he tries to ask about it, though he defeats him. Jack meets Alyssa, another student who leads a tour, and becomes infatuated. While at a bar with his residential advisor, Randall, Jack asks him about the Order but Randall doesn't believe in it. Later that day, Weston is attacked and killed by a creature while in the woods. Vera enters Jack's room and gives him a blue rose, inviting him to the orientation of the Order, where Jack meets Amir, who he befriends. The Acolytes state that three of the seven Neophytes will be selected, and Jack suspects Alyssa of being an acolyte, with them being given the task to find a golden coin. The next day, Jack figures out where the coin is and finds another Neophyte, Todd, badly wounded due to a creature guarding the coin. Todd attempts to get Jack disqualified but it doesn't work and Todd's memory is wiped, with Jack being accepted. While walking with Amir, they discover a Neophyte, Drea, bleeding from the neck and call paramedics, but are unable to save her and Drea dies.Amir and Jack are harassed by Gregory Crain and Kyle at the bar, and later, Jack follows Kyle into the headquarters of the Order. Jack discovers that the last test is to dig up Chloe's grave, only to discover that he was set up by Kyle. They are attacked by a werewolf, with Jack accidentally knocking out Kyle with a shovel, but the werewolf suddenly retreats and leaves Jack.
|2||2||"Hell Week, Part 2"||David Von Ancken||Shelley Eriksen||March 7, 2019|
Jack runs through the woods and discovers Kyle and Alyssa, with Kyle denying his involvement and forcing Alyssa to wipe Jack's memory. Jack discovers the next morning that Alyssa faked the memory wipe, and is singled out by his ethics teacher, Mr. Clarke, who says that Jack is his best student. Alyssa tells Vera about the werewolf, and while she is skeptical, Vera begins to think Alyssa is correct for believing Jack's story. Jack talks to Amir and later listens as Clay contemplates life, wondering if Weston actually existed due to almost nothing being known about him. The next morning, the student body discovers Amir's impaled body on a tree.
Randall and Jack follow Gabriella, a pledge, around in order to use her as bait and Jack finds that Alyssa is also doing the same thing. At night, Gabriella is attacked by the creature and when Jack and Alyssa attempt to stop it, they discover that it's made of mud. Alyssa severs its arm but it simply reattaches it and escapes. The next day, Alyssa tells Jack that it's a golem, and Jack tells her that he thinks Gregory created it, in order to kill Neophytes until he got into the Order, which he did. Jack goes to his room and realizes that Clay never owned anything, and is the golem. Clay enters and begins to suffocate Jack but Jack erases the word etched on his forehead, killing him.At the initiation of the pledges, Jack throws Clay's severed head into the room and asks them to figure out who made him. The Grand Magus, head of the Order, discovers that he was created by Margaret, in order for her son to get in. Clay is killed again and Margaret is detained, while Jack is pledged into the Order by the Grand Magus, who is revealed to be Coventry, though he does not know Jack is his son. Jack and Pops plan for Jack to rise up in the Order so that he can get enough power to kill him. Coventry revives Clay and forces Margaret to choose the manner in which Gregory will die, before she is killed by Clay. Jack follows the footsteps of the werewolf and finds a house in the woods, where the werewolf chases him into the basement. Jack discovers a trunk, where a strange fur hybrid attacks and merges with him.
|3||3||"Introduction To Ethics, Part 1"||Kristin Lehman||Rachel Langer||March 7, 2019|
Jack wakes up in the house and finds three people standing over him: Randall, Hamish and Lilith. They tell him that he has been chosen by the spirit of Silverback and now will join them, the Knights of Saint Christopher, as werewolves. Vera and Coventry use a spell to alter the memories of all the students relating to how Clay's victims died, and Alyssa summons Jack to the temple, where he cleans up a puddle of gore as a result of the memory altering spell. Jack gets an extension on his essay from Clarke, and later in the evening, attends a gala at the temple where he and the other new Acolytes, Brandon and Gabriella, serve tables and complain about who the Medicums tutoring them are, Jack having gotten Alyssa. When Coventry uses a spell during a speech, Jack discovers that he can hear a ringing when magic is used nearby and later, tells Randall that he got into the Order.
Coventry gets four Medicums, including Kyle and Alyssa, to attempt to reverse engineer the magic protecting an obsidian block. Kyle copies Alyssa's notes, but ends up with his arm broken by the spell. Pops attempts to get Jack to photograph pictures of the Order to expose Coventry, but Jack refuses. At the bar, Gabriella reveals to Brandon and Jack that Jonas, her tutor, taught her a unsanctioned spell that requires the user to draw a sigil on a paper, and use that paper to make other people believe anything, which is what Gabriella used to make Jonas believe that they had sex. Jack practices the sigil until he manages to control Silverback inside of him. Jack uses the sigil to turn in his essay to Clarke, and suspects that the person receiving the sigil begins to suffer from bad luck. Using the sigil, Gabriella, Brandon and Jack steal a book of magic.Jack realizes that his theory about the bad luck is correct, but realizes that Gabriella and Brandon knew this and are using the book to put an end to Professor Benson's, another professor's quizzes with no price attached. Randall tells the Knights that Jack is in the Order, and they play beer pong over his fate, with the eventual result being that Jack must die. Alyssa manages to unlock the obsidian, revealing a strange scroll. Jack returns the book to Alyssa, who tells him that the book is full of murder spells, which Gabriella and Brandon already knew. Jack arrives at Benson's house and tries to warn her, but the spell begins and Silverback exits. Jack wakes up naked and bloody in the woods, discovering that while wolfed out, he ripped out Clarke's throat and finds himself lying next to his dead body, which he then buries in the dirt.
|4||4||"Introduction To Ethics, Part 2"||Kristin Lehman||Jennica Harper||March 7, 2019|
|5||5||"Homecoming, Part 1"||Leslie Hope||Jason Filiatrault||March 7, 2019|
|6||6||"Homecoming, Part 2"||Leslie Hope||Penny E. Gummerson||March 7, 2019|
|7||7||"Undeclared, Part 1"||Rachel Leiterman||Jennica Harper||March 7, 2019|
|8||8||"Undeclared, Part 2"||Rachel Leiterman||Rachel Langer||March 7, 2019|
|9||9||"Finals, Part 1"||Mathias Herndl||Shelley Eriksen||March 7, 2019|
|10||10||"Finals, Part 2"||Mathias Herndl||Dennis Heaton||March 7, 2019|
Season 2 (2020)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"Free Radicals, Part 1"||Leslie Hope||Dennis Heaton||June 18, 2020|
|12||2||"Free Radicals, Part 2"||Leslie Hope||Dennis Heaton||June 18, 2020|
|13||3||"Fear Itself, Part 1"||Mathias Herndl||Shelley Eriksen||June 18, 2020|
|14||4||"Fear Itself, Part 2"||Mathias Herndl||Shelley Eriksen||June 18, 2020|
|15||5||"The Commons, Part 1"||Marita Grabiak||Jason Filiatrault||June 18, 2020|
|16||6||"The Commons, Part 2"||Marita Grabiak||Penny E. Gummerson||June 18, 2020|
|17||7||"Spring Outbreak, Part 1"||Mark Chow||Gorrman Lee||June 18, 2020|
|18||8||"Spring Outbreak, Part 2"||David Von Ancken||Story by : Kat Sieniuc|
Teleplay by : Rachel Langer
|June 18, 2020|
|19||9||"New World Order, Part 1"||Kristin Lehman||Jason Filiatrault||June 18, 2020|
|20||10||"New World Order, Part 2"||Kristin Lehman||Dennis Heaton & Shelley Eriksen||June 18, 2020|
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. On March 28, 2019, it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes. On November 14, 2020, Netflix canceled the series after two seasons.
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.
Production for the first season began on April 18, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and concluded on July 20. Filming for the second season commenced on August 6, 2019, and ended on November 7, 2019.
The fictional Belgrave University was portrayed by various buildings of the University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus. The aerial shots of campus, however, are of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The Blade and Chalice bar was set in the UBC Old Auditorium building. The abandoned building housing The Order is the Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam.
On February 21, 2019, the official trailer for the series was released. The first season was released on Netflix on March 7, 2019. On June 15, 2020, the official trailer for the second season was released. The second season was released on the streaming platform on June 18, 2020.
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. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.68/10, based on 5 reviews.
|2019||Leo Awards||Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series||Jennica Harper (for "Introduction To Ethics, Part Two")||Nominated|||
|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|
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