TEN green lights Ambulance Australia
TEN observational series to capture the action by life-saving paramedics on the job.
TEN is proceeding with a local series of Ambulance, to be known as Ambulance Australia.
The observational series will look at the NSW Ambulance service from the NSW Ambulance Triple Zero Control Centre to paramedics on the road.
Production is underway in Sydney and will air later this year.
TEN Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are delighted to bring the Ambulance format to Network TEN. The engaging and emotional human drama has made this show a huge hit in the UK and we are sure Australian audiences will find the amazing work of the NSW Ambulance service equally compelling.”
Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Mark Fennessy said: “Through a combination of ground-breaking production techniques and inspired storytelling, Ambulance Australia reveals the incredible synchronicity between paramedics in the field and call takers and dispatchers in the emergency control centre as they face a diversity of challenges on any given shift that is nothing short of staggering. Their compassion and selflessness is breathtaking.”
NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan, said: “the series is an amazing opportunity to showcase the critical work of paramedics within the community. To be a paramedic is a very unique job, it’s tough and equally as rewarding depending on the day. This series is about honesty and transparency and the reality of what our very extraordinary workforce does every day.”
Meanwhile, Seven is yet to debut its new series, Emergency Call, which goes behind the scenes at call centres.