Banijay announced Banijay Belgium's plans to adapt "SAS: Who Dares Wins," known locally as "Special Forces: Wie Durft Wint" for VTM. “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," Isabelle Dams, Managing Director, Banijay Belgium said.
"SAS: Who Dares Wins" was created in 2015 by Minnow Films for Channel 4. Banijay has since acquired global distribution rights for the title. This commission in Flanders marks the ninth adaptation of the format with successful local versions already produced in territories such as the US, the Netherlands, Denmark, where it recently won a TV Prisen for best reality, and Australia, where series one was the biggest show ever on 7Plus.
In "Special Forces: Wie Durft Wint," 11 famous individuals will partake in demanding challenges, but only the best will pass the 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 title will join Banijay Belgium's slate of non-scripted titles, which includes "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Hunted," amongst others, as well as premium scripted GR5 and long-running drama, "Familie."“Adrenaline- packed, intense, and entertaining, 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' already has a strong fanbase around the world," Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay said. "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.”
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.” Isabelle Dams Managing Director, Banijay Belgium