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10/20/2014 10:41 EDT | Updated 12/20/2014 05:59 EST

Netflix, CityTV Join Forces To Produce TV Series 'Between'

TORONTO - Netflix is making its first partnership with a Canadian broadcaster to deliver the original survivalist thriller series "Between."

The streaming video service says it will pair with City stations, owned by Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B), to produce six episodes.

Under the agreement, City will air the series first in Canada and Rogers will make it available on its video-on-demand service Shomi, which launches later this fall.

Netflix will have the streaming rights for "Between" outside of Canada. After a year, Netflix also will have the rights to stream the series on its Canadian service.

"Between" tells of a town that's the centre of a mysterious disease that's killing off everyone who's over 21 years old.

It was created by Michael McGowan, director of homegrown films like "One Week" and "Saint Ralph," and stars Jennette McCurdy from Nickelodeon TV series "iCarly" and "Sam & Cat."

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