The Heist Heads to the Netherlands


Endemol Shine Group has clinched its first international deal on Shine UK’s The Heist ahead of its Sky One launch, with a Dutch version in the works for 2019.

Simpel Media, a division of Endemol Shine Netherlands, is making the 8×50-minute adaptation, De Buit, for AVROTROS/NPO3. In the format, ordinary citizens commit a heist and attempt to evade a team of expert detectives in order to pocket a large sum of cash.

Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of creative networks, noted, “The Heist is a compelling and entertaining detective series which will leave viewers gripped. Landing its first international deal ahead of both its U.K. premiere on Sky One and its MIPCOM debut speaks volumes about the format that Shine TV have created. Simpel Media have a brilliant pedigree in producing factual series and we can’t wait for audiences on both sides of the channel to watch it.”

Laurens Woldberg, managing director of Simpel Media, added: “We are very proud to have had the chance to pitch and produce this fantastic and ambitious project. We are confident that The Heist will reach a large audience in the Netherlands and grow into an annual TV event.”