Seven Network in Australia has ordered a local version of Finnish format Ultimate Escape from Mark Fennessy’s Helium Pictures.
The Aussie show is based on the Rabbit Films format and sees teams of Australians race the clock and each other in a high stakes search and rescue operation in tough but beautiful terrain.
The commission is the fifth for Helium, which opened its doors just over a year ago and has since launched series including Paramount+ duo Last King Of The Cross and Paper Dolls.
Therese Hegarty, the former Seven exec who joined Helium as CEO last year, said the slate offered “strong projects with international and domestic appeal across multiple genres.”
Helium, which produces scripted and factual content, was launched by former Endemol Shine Australia co-founder Mark Fennessy in 2021.