Banijay Belgium is working on a local treatment of SAS: Who Dares Wins for VTM.
Known locally as Special Forces: Wie Durft Wint, the new celebrity version set for VTM marks the ninth territory format sale. The celebrity recruits—which include singer and presenter Koen Wauters, ex-basketball player Ann Wauters and politician Georges-Louis Bouchez—will head to Morocco to face challenges overseen by four ex-Special Forces operators.
Local versions have already been produced in territories such as the U.S., the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia.
Isabelle Dams, managing director of Banijay Belgium, said: “The celebrities are ready to put their resilience to the test in this adventure reality format. Along with VTM, we’re looking forward to Belgian audiences becoming gripped by the journey of the famous recruits.”
Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, added: “Adrenaline-packed, intense, and entertaining, SAS: Who Dares Wins already has a strong fanbase around the world. It is now an established global brand, but we’re really looking forward to seeing how its rich visuals and cinematic storytelling come to life in Belgium, taking the popularity of special forces to a new level.”