German public broadcaster ARD has commissioned Armoza Formats’ docu-reality Local Heroes for local adaptation on their WDR channel. The factual series chronicles the work of firefighters, paramedics, bomb squads and drug units. The deal is the first partnership between the two companies. The season is set to enter production next month with SEO Entertainment and will air during prime time. Austria’s ProSiebenSat.1 also licensed the show recently currently airs the Belgian ready-mades on PULS 4. The original season, Local Heroes: Through the Fire, aired on Belgium’s VTM and is slated to air a second season from this September.

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