Hans
Herbots

Writer and director for film and television.

Hans Herbots studied literature, theatre, and film at the RITS in Brussels. He started his career as a director of photography and 1st assistant director before directing adverts, documentaries and various short films. His short film Omelette à la Flamande was selected at more then 20 festivals around the world, with a special mention by the international Jury at Clérmont-Ferrand. 

Over the years, Hans has built a strong reputation as a director of TV dramas and feature films. Some of Hans' earlier TV work in Belgium includes Urbain (a comedic series with Belgian comic Urbanus), as well as episodes of episodes of Flikken, Sedes & Belli, en Zone Stad.

In 2011, he directed the highly anticipated television series The Divine Monster, based on the trilogy by writer Tom Lanoye - some of Belgium's most popular books. In 2012, Hans developed and directed the Belgian-Dutch-Scandinavian co-production The Spiral - which was nominated for the Prix Europa and for an International Digital Emmy Award.

In 2014, Hans directed the acclaimed Belgian Noir film The Treatment - based on the novel of the same name by Mo Hayder. Hans has since directed a sequel to The Treatment based on Hayder's novel Ritual, which is due to be released in 2022. 

Having directed on Riviera for Sky Atlantic, COBRA for Sky, and The Serpent for BBC One/Netflix, Hans is now lead director on the New Pictures / Paramount Plus series The Blue

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Television

Director 

Creator Kris Mrksa
New Pictures for Paramount Plus
In development
Writer Richard Warlow
Starring
  • Jenna Coleman
  • Tahar Rahim
  • In the mid-1970s, Charles Sobhraj - a French serial killer of Indian and Vietnamese descent - drugs and robs young backpackers travelling through Bangkok.


    Mammoth Screen for BBC One
    Cobra
    3 x 60'
    Producer Joe Donaldson
    Writer Ben Richards

    6 part TV drama following the Prime Minister in the run up to a global catastrophe. 

    New Pictures for SKY
    Creator Neil Jordan
    Producer Sue Howells
    Starring
  • Will Arnett
  • Poppy Delevingne
  • Jack Fox
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Julia Styles
  • Archery Pictures for SKY Atlantic
    Rellik
    2 x 60'
    Producer Chris Clough
    Writer Harry and Jack Williams
    Starring
  • Richard Dormer
  • Jodi Balfour
  • Six part thriller, shown in reverse, about the hunt for a serial killer who attacks his victims with acid.

    Two Brothers, New Pictures for BBC One
    Creator Neil Jordan
    Producer Foz Allan
    Writer Neil Jordan
    Starring
  • Roxane Duran
  • Julia Stiles
  • Adrian Lester
  • Iwan Rheon
  • Dimitri Leonidas
  • A family crime drama set in the sexy-glamorous-sleazy world of the French Riviera

    Archery Pictures for SKY Atlantic
    The Swell
    6 x 60'
    Producer Dirk Impens, Ingmar Menning, Johan Nijenhuis
    Writer Karin van der Meer, Maarten Lebens

    6 part series for NPO 1

    Menuet Productions for NPO 1
    Vermist
    2 X 60'
    Producer Nico Moolenaar
    Writer Bas Adriaensen
    Starring
  • Stan Van Samang
  • Joke Devynck
  • Mathijs Scheepers
  • Marieke Dilles
  • Crime drama following the missing persons unit in Belgium.

    Eyeworks for TV4
    In development
    The Spiral
    5 x 60'
    Producer Peter De Maegd, Bert Hamelinck, Jean-Christophe Massart
    Writer various
    Starring
  • Paw Henriksen
  • Elmer Bäck
  • Teun Luijkx
  • Thomas Ryckewaert
  • Tuva Novotny
  • Crime series following a renowned street artist who plans to steal 6 of Europe's masterpieces. 

    Caviar for Eén
    Producer Peter Bouckaert, Erwin Provoost, Gunter Schmid
    Writer Rik D'Hiet
    Starring
  • Joke Devynck
  • Michel van Dousselaere
  • Johan van Assche
  • Katelijne Verbeke
  • Family saga about the decline of a mighty Flemish family of entrepreneurs, set against the background of a country that is also going through a deep crisis after a series of scandals

    Eyeworks Film & TV Drama for VRT

    Film

    Director 

    Writer Carl Joos
    Starring
  • Marie Vinck
  • Geert Van Rampelberg
  • Eriq Ebouaney
  • Sequel to The Treatment. Based on the novel by Mo Hayder.

    Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
    The Treatment
    Carnet Jove Jury Award - Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
    Feature Film
    Producer Peter Bouckaert
    Writer Carl Joos
    Starring
  • Geert Van Rampelberg
  • Ina Geerts
  • Johan van Assche
  • Laura Verlinden
  • Thriller based on the novel by Mo Hayder.

    Peccadillo Pictures
    Eyeworks
    Bo
    Feature Film
    Producer Bert Hamelinck, Kato Maes, Frank Van Passel
    Writer Hans Herbots, Nele Meirhaeghe, Christian Vervaet (
    Starring
  • Laura Ballyn
  • Peter Bastiaensen
  • Mia Boels
  • Pierre Callens
  • Coming of age drama set in Antwerp.

    KFD
    Caviar Films
    Stormforce
    Feature Film
    Producer Hilde De Laere, Erwin Provoost
    Writer Pierre De Clercq
    Starring
  • Kevin Janssens
  • Axel Daeseleire
  • Koen De Bouw
  • Stan Van Samang
  • A maverick diver joins a a search-and-rescue unit, but his arrogance alienates his new teammates.

    MTI Home Video
    MMG Film & TV Production