History Television in Canada, Military Channel in the U.S. and Discovery Channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have commissioned Toronto-based Proper Television to make a series on real-life heroes.
Hardcore Heroes will premiere on January 6 at 8 p.m. on History Television, while Military Channel will air the series later on in 2014.
The 6 x one-hour series features stories of iconic war heroes, brave people who risked their lives to save strangers, and technological wizards, including New York City fire department hero Jack Pritchard and Recon Marine John Keller (pictured ab0ve), the latter of whom is to be the inspiration for a film starring Will Smith.
The series will use live action reconstructions, CGI maps, period stills and stock footage, as well as interviews with the heroes, survivors, experts, team members and families.
“We have found the bravest of the brave and the toughest of the tough,” said Guy O’Sullivan, president of Proper Television. “Starting the season off with John Keller and Jack Pritchard sets the tone for a kick-ass season that celebrates these fearless real-life superheroes.”
Guy O’Sullivan and Jennifer Scott are executive producers and Jeffrey Hirschfield is series producer. Barbara Shearer serves as production executive for Shaw Media’s History and Ron Simon serves as production executive for Military Channel.