Mark Boal to Adapt When Heroes Fly for Apple


Apple has given a straight-to-series order for Echo 3, a new action thriller written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) that is based on the Keshet Broadcasting series When Heroes Fly.

Echo 3 will be produced by Apple and Keshet Studios. Set in South America, the ten-part series follows as Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist, goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, and her brother and her husband—two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts—struggle to find her.

Based on the series When Heroes Fly, created by Omri Givon and inspired by the eponymous novel by Amir Gutfreund, Echo 3 will be shot with English and Spanish dialogue.

Boal will serve as showrunner alongside co-showrunner and executive producer Jason Horwitch (Berlin Station, House of Cards).