History Canada, Proper Television launch “Hardcore Heroes”

Toronto-based indie Proper Television is producing Hardcore Heroes, which will air on History in Canada, Military Channel in the U.S., and Discovery Channel in Europe.
August 19, 2013

Toronto-based production company Proper Television has started work on an international coproduction called Hardcore Heroes.

The docu-drama promises to recreate and explores stories of bravery and self-sacrifice, and is currently being filmed across North America. The 6 x one-hour series will air on History in Canada, Military Channel in the U.S., and Discovery Channel in parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In each episode, live action reconstruction, CGI maps, period stills, stock footage and first-person interviews will detail tales of war heroes, technological mavericks, first responders and more.

“This world is full of hardcore guys that would make Rambo, John McClane and Indiana Jones pale in comparison,” said Guy O’Sullivan, president of Proper Television. “We have found 12 of the most kick-ass heroes on the planet, who have performed unbelievable acts, and Proper is thrilled to be sharing their stories with audiences across the world.”

O’Sullivan and Jennifer Scott serve as executive producers, while Jeffrey Hirschfield is series producer. Barbara Shearer serves as production executive for Shaw Media and Ron Simon serves as production executive for Military Channel.

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