Seven Network Commissions Australian Version of Ultimate Escape


We are excited to announce that Ultimate Escape has been developed for the Australian audience by Helium Pictures, and has now been officially commissioned by Seven Network! Based on the hit original series by Rabbit Films, this new reworked version of the format will see teams of Australians race the clock and each other in a high stakes search-and-rescue operation in some of the toughest and most beautiful terrain on the planet.

Seven’s Chief Content Officer for Entertainment, Angus Ross, said: “We’re excited to partner with Helium on this electrifying new format. Ultimate Escape is gripping TV, offering viewers fast-paced, jaw-dropping action supercharged by real emotion.”

Helium’s Chief Creative Officer Mark Fennessy said: “Ultimate Escape is immersive, edge-of-the-seat, big event TV. With a stunning backdrop and teams of unique Australians, this ground-breaking series will be like a blockbuster movie come to life.”

Rabbit Films’ International Sales Consultant Samantha Ferguson, who brokered the deal, said: “We are beyond thrilled to be working with Helium and Seven to partner on this epic adventure-of-a-lifetime and bring this adventure competition series to Australia.”

Ultimate Escape was originally created by Rabbit Films for Discovery+ and TV5 Finland. The first season aired to high ratings in the autumn of 2021. The series was renewed for a second season, which has just been filmed, and will air in autumn 2023. The format also received much critical acclaim, winning the Best Reality Format prize at the 2022 International Format Awards.

The Australian version of Ultimate Escape is set to air on Seven Network and 7plus later this year.

Watch the trailer and full subtitled episodes of the original Finnish version of Ultimate Escape here.

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