Banijay Belgium is set to adapt the adventure reality show SAS: Who Dares Wins, which will be locally known as Special Forces: Wie Durft Wint for VTM.
Eleven celebrities will take part in demanding challenges, but only the best will pass a selection process based on the elite special forces corp. 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.
The English original format SAS: Who Dares Wins, whose global distribution rights are managed by Banijay, was created in 2015 by Minnow Films for Channel 4. The new Belgian commission marks the ninth adaptation of the format, which has already been produced in territories such as the US, the Netherlands, Denmark (where it recently won a TV Prisen for best reality show), and Australia, where its first edition was the biggest show ever on 7Plus.
Isabelle Dams, Managing Director, Banijay Belgium says: “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 adds: “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.”