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SAF3 / Rescue 3

(TV series - 2013)

filming - premieres September 21-22, 2013

plot summary

Co-created by Gregory J. Bonann (Creator of Baywatch) who also serves as Executive Producer, the series follows Southern California’s elite multi-agency task force, Rescue 3, which consists of the cream-of-the-crop from Los Angeles Lifeguard, Firefighter and Coast Guard agencies. They are the heroes who answer the most challenging calls. Specialists who collaborate, coordinate, and initiate daring rescues in the most dangerous venues (air, fire, water) to save human life.

Each episode will center on big-action rescues involving all three services lead by a reluctant leader, Lifeguard John Mathews, who has stepped in for his mentor and friend. The agency is the brainchild of Hal Dunnigan (Mathew’s mentor) who dies heroically in the first episode saving a life. The inter-agency cooperative effort will not be without its challenges, but will provide for extremely dramatic personal conflict and still yield an effective and efficient public service. There is enormous competition between them as they uphold the pride of their individual services. BUT, when emergency life and death circumstances arise, they check their egos at the door and do whatever must be done to save human life, aware of the harsh reality that one of them, like Dunnigan, may not return.

With beauty, danger, deception, and redemption, Rescue 3 brings blue skies and action-adventure back to broadcast television.
- from Engine Entertainment

Dolph Lundgren  
Gregory J. Bonann / Tai Collins Creators / Executive producers
Dolph Lundgren John Eriksson
J.R. Martinez Alfonso Rivera
Lydia Hull Lilly Maddox
Texas Battle Texas Parker
Jocelyn Osorio Graciela Vega

genre Action / Drama
budget $750K - 1,5 million per episode
production co(s) Emmett/Furla Films / Tower 18 / Engine Entertainment/ Tribune
location(s) Cape Town, South Africa
writers Jim & John Thomas, Tai Collins
producers Gregory J. Bonann, Randall Emmett / George Furla

web links
Tower 18
Internet Movie Database
Engine Entertainment

news & updates

October 2012

"Dolph Lundgren To Star In Emmett/Furla's 'Rescue 3′; Tribune Gives Show 2-Year Order

In his TV series debut, veteran action-movie actor Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables) has signed to star in Emmett/Furla Films & Tower 18 Prods.' upcoming action-adventure drama series Rescue 3. Emmett/Furla Films, in conjunction with Envision Entertainment, is co-financing a full season of 20 episodes of Rescue 3 for a fall 2013 premiere. Now the company has found an U.S. distributor in Tribune Broadcasting, which will launch Rescue 3 on its stations in primetime in fall 2013. Tribune has picked up the series with a massive two-year order with a 104-week guarantee. "We are very happy that first-run scripted programming is back in syndication," said Sean Compton, President of Programming and Entertainment at Tribune. Indeed, Rescue 3 is a throwback to old times, when action-adventure series like Baywatch, Xena, Hercules and Andromeda heated up the syndication market. There have been no new entries in the genre since the end of Legend Of The Seeker two years ago. Tribune has been adventures with its pickups recently; the station group also is behind a new late-night talk show starring Arsenio Hall, also a genre that had disappeared from syndication. Rescue 3, the first project to come out of Emmett/Furla's TV division launched in August, centers on Southern California's elite multi-agency task force Rescue 3, which consists of the cream-of-the-crop from Los Angeles Lifeguard, Firefighter and Coast Guard agencies. Each episode will center on big-action rescues involving all three services. Lundgren, repped by Gersh and manager Craig Baumgarten, will play Captain John Mathews, a reluctant hero and career firefighter and lifeguard who leads a highly specialized unit made up of experts in air, fire and water rescue. Gregory J. Bonann (Baywatch) executive produces Rescue 3, which he created with Tai Collins. Jim & John Thomas (Mission To Mars) will write alongside Collins. Sierra/Engine and Aldamisa International are handling the series' international sales." from

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