Hans Herbots

Hans is a writer and director for film and television.

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Hans Herbots studied literature, theatre, and film at the RITS in Brussels. He started his career as 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 in the world, with a special mention by the international Jury at Clérmont-Ferrand. 

Over the years Hans has build a strong reputation as a director of tv-drama series and 5 feature films with strong box office success. He likes to be part of the development, to work with actors, and implement a strong visual vision on a script, to create to best possible story. 

For television Hans took on the directing of Urbain, a comic series with Belgian comic Urbanus. He also shot 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, one of Belgium's most popular books. 

In 2012, He developed and directed the Belgian-Dutch-Scandinavian co-production The Spiral. The series was being aired simultaneously in Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, France and Germany. eOne came on board as the international sales agent. It is nominated for the Prix Europa and for an International Digital Emmy Award.

He recently showran Vermist, a 10 episode crime series for Eyeworks and is currently directing Riviera for Archery and Sky




The Treatment
Carnet Jove Jury Award - Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
Feature Film
Producer Peter Bouckaert
Writer Carl Joos
  • Geert Van Rampelberg
  • Ina Geerts
  • Johan van Assche
  • Laura Verlinden

    Thriller based on the novel by Mo Hayder.

    Peccadillo Pictures
    Feature Film
    Producer Bert Hamelinck, Kato Maes, Frank Van Passel
    Writer Hans Herbots, Nele Meirhaeghe, Christian Vervaet (
  • Laura Ballyn
  • Peter Bastiaensen
  • Mia Boels
  • Pierre Callens

    Coming of age drama set in Antwerp.

    Caviar Films
    Feature Film
    Producer Hilde De Laere, Erwin Provoost
    Writer Pierre De Clercq
  • 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

    Writer & Director





    Creator Neil Jordan
    Producer Sue Howells
    Archery Pictures for Sky Atlantic
    In development
    2 x 60
    Producer Chris Clough
    Writer Harry and Jack Williams
  • Richard Dormer
  • Jodi Balfour

    6 part serial killer thriller.

    New Pictures for BBC One
    2 x 60
    Creator Neil Jordan
    Producer Foz Allan
    Writer Neil Jordan
  • 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
    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
    2 X 60
    Producer Nico Moolenaar
    Writer Bas Adriaensen
  • Stan Van Samang
  • Joke Devynck
  • Mathijs Scheepers
  • Marieke Dilles

    Crime drama following the missing persons unit in Belgium.

    Eyeworks for TV4
    In development
    Producer Peter De Maegd, Bert Hamelinck, Jean-Christophe Massart
    Writer various
  • 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
  • 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