Apple Inks Deal for 'Echo 3' Adaptation of Israeli Action Thriller 'When Heroes Fly'

Apple has signed a deal for a new 10-episode action thriller series called "Echo 3," which is based on Israeli TV show "When Heroes Fly," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Israeli version of the show was loosely based on the novel of the same name by Amir Gutfreund.

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Israeli TV series 'When Heroes Fly'

"Echo 3" tells the story of Amber Chesborough, a young scientist who goes missing at the Colombia-Venezuela border. Her brother and her husband, who both have "deep military experience and complicated pasts" struggle to find her.

The show was created by Mark Boal, known for "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," with Boal serving as showrunner along with Jason Horwitch, known for "House of Cards." The show is part of Apple's international originals and it will feature dialog in both English and Spanish.

"When Heroes Fly," the original TV show "Echo 3" is based on," is available to watch on Netflix.

Apple is working with Israeli company Keshet on the series, as Keshet owns the rights to "When Heroes Fly." Apple has also teamed up with Keshet for "Suspicion," a drama starring Uma Thurman based on Israeli TV series "False Flag."

Top Rated Comments

Kylo83 Avatar
13 months ago
Israel makes the best shows
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jaredlipsitz Avatar
13 months ago

Great, another CSI, Bravo Team, FBI, etc type of show. I want hardcore science fiction; gimme some Larry Niven (Ringworld) or Joe Phillip Farmer (Riverworld), I'd love some alternate history sci-fi (Larry Flint).

I'm still waiting for anything to watch on my free 1 yr subscription.

Tom
If you haven’t found a single thing to watch on Apple’s offering so far, I’m sorry but you’re clearly looking for very specific, niche content.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NotTooLate Avatar
13 months ago

Great, another CSI, Bravo Team, FBI, etc type of show. I want hardcore science fiction; gimme some Larry Niven (Ringworld) or Joe Phillip Farmer (Riverworld), I'd love some alternate history sci-fi (Larry Flint).

I'm still waiting for anything to watch on my free 1 yr subscription.

Tom
Ive watched the original show , it has NOTHING to do with Bravo team , FBI or CSI , like really nothing , its not a military show in any metric , the original was non violent no sex , with strong thriller aspects and suspense , It was great show , with mediocre ending , its amazing how FAST you were able to judge the show to wrongly and get some likes along the way.... jeez.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
13 months ago

This whole Apple TV+ thing is so cringe. Imagine if Steve jobs had Apple hire bands to make music for iTunes. They’ve completely lost their focus. Sad.
Bro. Apple's a far bigger company than it ever was under SJ. Through personnel and product range.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jaredlipsitz Avatar
13 months ago

I don’t watch a lot of tv. I will watch and occasional b grade slasher film. But typically I watch a car or diy show. Maybe chopped. I do like forged In fire.

I keep basic cable
Ok so you’re clearly not the target market for any streaming platform.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
13 months ago
Looks like another winner for me. Can't wait - I love Israeli action/spy/commando genre movies.

For sure I'll be subscribing to AppleTV+ when my free subscription expires.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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