Local Heroes Set for Two More Seasons in Belgium


TEL AVIV: VTM, the main commercial channel in Flemish Belgium, has commissioned two additional seasons of Local Heroes, which it licensed from Armoza Formats.

Following the first two seasons of Local Heroes: Through the Fire, the third and fourth seasons have now entered production and will follow the country’s helicopter emergency medical service in Local Heroes: 911 Air Rescue. The local versions are produced by Geronimo.

The format was also recently commissioned by the German public broadcaster ARD, and is now in production for a spring 2017 airdate on WDR.

Stefaan Ledeganck, director at Geronimo, said: “Since Local Heroes started airing we have received an excellent response from both viewers and first responders alike—this is a show with a major impact, inspiring people to join units and encouraging more local heroes to come forward. I believe the public will be as amazed as we were by the variety of interventions in Local Heroes: 911 Air Rescue.”

Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, added, “Local Heroes is an incredibly inspiring and emotional format, and we see the results of these strong stories reflected in its success in Belgium. The progress of the show to new seasons and new heroes demonstrates its pull and longevity, and we look forward to seeing this in the local German adaptation in the future.”