Steven Knight’s ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’ BBC Drama Series Get First Trailer

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18 Jul 22

The BBC has released the first trailer for SAS: Rogue Heroes, a new series from ‘Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, inspired by the origins of the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS.

Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book of the same name, the series begins in Cairo, 1941. David Stirling, played by Connor Swindells (‘Sex Education’, ‘Vigil’), is an eccentric young officer, hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong… and he is bored. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, he creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic.

Joining Swindells are Jack O’Connell (‘Skins’, ‘The North Water’) as Paddy Mayne, Alfie Allen (‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Game Of Thrones’) as Jock Lewes, Sofia Boutella (‘Modern Love’, ‘Atomic Blonde’) as Eve, and Dominic West (‘The Wire’, ‘Appropriate Adult’) as Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke. The drama also stars Amir El Masry (‘Industry’, ‘The One’), Theo Barklem-Biggs (‘The First Team’, ‘Carnival Row’), Corin Silva (‘The Bay’, ‘Emmerdale’), Jacob Ifan (‘Bang’, ‘The Accident’), Dónal Finn (‘Cursed’, ‘The Witcher’), Jacob McCarthy (‘The Last Summer’, ‘A.P. Bio’), Michael Schaeffer (‘Chernobyl’, ‘The Salisbury Poisonings’) and Miles Jupp (‘The Great’, ‘The Durrells’).

The six-episode series is created and written by Steven Knight (‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Taboo’, ‘SEE’) and directed by Tom Shankland (‘The Serpent’, ‘The Missing’), with Stephen Smallwood (‘The Serpent’, ‘Patrick Melrose’) as producer. The series is executive produced by Karen Wilson, Martin Haines and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. It was commissioned for the BBC by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer.

SAS: Rogue Heroes’ does not yet have an exact air date, but premieres in Autumn 2022 on BBC One and iPlayer. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.