‘SAS Rogue Heroes’ future confirmed: Is Season 2 happening?

It’s been revealed if SAS Rogue Heroes has been renewed or cancelled.

Inspired by the origins of the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the BBC’s action-packed series premiered in October.

The World War II drama attracted mostly positive reviews, becoming a hit with viewers on Sunday nights on BBC One and streaming on BBC iPlayer.

Its first episode pulled in an incredible 9.4 million viewers over 28 days.

SAS Rogue Heroes has also proved popular in the US, where it debuted on EPIX last month.

Watch the trailer here:

Following the transmission of Season 1’s finale tonight in the UK, the BBC has made an announcement about the show’s future – and it’s good news!

As the episode closed with a freeze-frame on Jack O’Connell’s character Paddy Mayne, who’s now in charge of our Rogue Heroes, fans saw a specially inserted ‘TO BE CONTINUED’ end caption.

The BBC has now confirmed that this does indeed mean that the show has been renewed for more episodes.

A second season of SAS Rogue Heroes will begin filming on location in the UK and Morocco in 2023.

Created by Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight, the series is based on Ben Macintyre’s catchily-titled book, Rogue Heroes: The History of the Sas, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War.

The BBC’s Director of Drama, Lindsay Salt commented: “The fantastic response and huge iPlayer figures for SAS Rogue Heroes is a testament to Steven Knight’s incredible skill for turning our history into modern, must-see TV.”

She added: “BBC viewers have really taken this series to their hearts, and we’re delighted to be working with Steven and Kudos to bring the Rogue Heroes’ exciting next chapter to life.”

Season 2 will once again premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, but fans could be in for a long wait.

It’s expected that EPIX will continue to air the series in the US.

While we wait for more SAS Rogue Heroes, writer Steven Knight has plenty of other projects coming our way…

As well as the Peaky Blinders movie and (one day) a second season of Taboo, his new Birmingham-based music drama This Town announced its cast last week.

SAS Rogue Heroes is available to watch on EPIX.