Watch explosive trailer for ‘Peaky Blinders’ writer’s WW2 drama ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’

The BBC has released an exciting trailer for its new series from the creator of Peaky Blinders.

SAS: Rogue Heroes is inspired by the origins of the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS.

Set during darkest days of the Second World War, the upcoming six-part drama was shot on location in the UK and Morocco last year.

Leading the cast are Connor Swindells (Sex Education) as David Stirling, Jack O’Connell (Skins) as Paddy Mayne, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) as Jock Lewes, and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman) as Eve.

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.

SAS: Rogue Heroes is based on the best-selling book by Ben Macintyre.

Writer and creator Steven Knight previously commented: “I’m really excited to be gathering together the very best of a new generation of British and International talent to tell this remarkable story.

“The people who are depicted and who did such extraordinary things were young, in their 20s, and we have made a conscious decision to cast people of the same age.

“We enter this project with a spirit of adventure and believe our young and talented actors will do justice to this period of history.”

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.”

Watch the trailer here:


SAS: Rogue Heroes begins in the UK this autumn on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Unfortunately we’ve not yet heard who’ll be broadcasting the show in the US.

The BBC also ordered another new TV series from writer Steven Knight this week.

He’s penned Two Tone, a drama series about the UK’s Two Tone music scene set in Birmingham in the late ’70s.

The sixth season of Peaky Blinders ended recently on BBC One, but fortunately it’s been confirmed that there’s definitely going to be a Peaky movie!

Meanwhile, for fans outside the UK, Season 6 will premiere internationally on Netflix this summer.

Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.