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Netflix picks up Peacock Alley’s “Cheating Death”

Season one of the Timothy Caulfield-hosted docuseries will launch in North America on Sept. 28.
September 24, 2018

Streaming giant Netflix has picked up North American streaming rights to season one of the hour-long docuseries A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.

Produced by Toronto’s Peacock Alley Entertainment for Canadian specialty channel VisionTV, the series sees professor, health expert and author Timothy Caulfield investigating the latest dietary trends and anti-ageing products to separate fact from fiction.

The six-episode first season debuts on Netflix on Sept. 28, while season two launches on VisionTV on Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

In July, Sky Vision, the production and distribution division of European media co Sky, picked up the global distribution rights to season two of the show. Season one was previously picked up by international broadcasters in more than 60 territories, including SBS Australia, TV New Zealand, Societe Radio-Canada, Telefonica (Spain), DR (Denmark), BBC Worldwide, UR (Sweden), TVB (Hong Kong), S+ (Portugal), Ananey (Israel) and AMC (central Europe).

Cheating Death is exec produced by Peacock Alley founder Carrie Mudd and directed by Brent Hodge.

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About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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