‘SAS Rogue Heroes’ confirms release date: BBC’s new WW2 drama begins soon

The BBC has announced when its new series from the creator of Peaky Blinders starts!

Set during darkest days of the Second World War, SAS Rogue Heroes is inspired by the origins of the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS.

The upcoming six-part drama is based on the best-selling book by Ben Macintyre, and was shot on location in the UK and Morocco last year.

Watch the brand new action-packed trailer here:

Created by Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight and directed by directed by Tom Shankland (The Serpent), the show is described by the BBC as “the exhilarating story of renegade men taking monumental risks in extraordinary circumstances.”

It’s now been confirmed that SAS Rogue Heroes will premiere in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 30th October on BBC One, with all six episodes then available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

American cable network and streaming service Epix is expected to launch the show in the US later this year – we’ll let you know as soon as they announce their release date!

Leading the cast are Connor Swindells (Sex Education), Jack O’Connell (Skins), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman).

They’re joined by Dominic West (Downton Abbey: A New Era), Miles Jupp (The Durrells), and  Jason Watkins (The Crown), with Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) playing SAS founding member Mike Sadler.

The official synopsis reads: “Cairo, 1941. David Stirling (Connor Swindells) – an eccentric young officer, hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong – 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.”

SAS Rogue Heroes creator Steven Knight is certainly keeping busy, with the Peaky Blinders movie shooting next spring, and production set to begin soon on his new drama series about the UK’s Two Tone music scene set in late ’70s Birmingham.

Also coming up, he’s got the BBC’s upcoming Great Expectations adaptation, and Ridley Scott’s World War II drama Roads to Freedom.

Oh, and hopefully the second season of Taboo one day!

Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.