The series, which was commissioned by Angélica Guerra, Head of LatAm Programming, will be titled Echo 3.
Apple announced Thursday that it has given the go-ahead for Echo 3, an ambitious international thriller written by Oscar-winning producer and writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and produced by Apple and Keshet Studios.
It is the adaptation of the Israeli drama When Heroes Fly, by Keshet, winner of the first edition of Canneseries.
The series will unravel the explosive context of a secret war when Amber Chesborough, a bright young scientist, disappears on the Colombia-Venezuela border.
Her brother and husband, two men with extensive military experience, will fight to find her while overcoming the differences of her past.
The series of 10 episodes will be filmed in English and Spanish.
Boal will serve as showrunner alongside Jason Horwitch (Berlin Station, House of Cards). The series will be produced by Apple and Keshet Studios, with Peter Traugott of Keshet Studios serving as executive producer alongside Mark Boal, Jason Horwitch, Stan Wlodkowski, Omri Givon, Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Avi Nir (Keshet Media Group), Alon Shtruzman , (Keshet International) and Karni Ziv (Keshet Broadcasting).
Echo 3 is the second Keshet International series for Apple after Suspicion, a new Keshet Productions drama series starring Uma Thurman and based on the award-winning Israelite series False Flag.
Upcoming international original series to premiere on Apple TV+ include Masters of the Air, a dramatic new limited series from Apple Studios featuring executive productions of Amblin Television by Steven Spielberg and Playtone by Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman; Slow Horses, an international suspense and espionage series starring Oscar Award winner Gary Oldman; Shantaram, based on Gregory David Robert’s most successful novel and starring Charlie Hunnam; and Pachinko, the highly anticipated drama series based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Min Jin Lee, and written and produced by Soo Hugh.
Echo 3 was commissioned by Angélica Guerra Tamara, head of Latin American Programming, who is part of the global team, led by Morgan Wandell, head of international creative development at Apple TV+.