Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s newest limited series SAS: Rogue Heroes takes flight on Epix. MGM’s premium network acquired the six-part limited series from Banijay Rights. Matt Creasey, EVP of sales, co-productions, and acquisitions at Banijay Rights. Kudos and Nebulastar for Epix and U.K. broadcaster BBC produced SAS: Rogue Heroes. It’s a dramatized retelling of the formation of the special forces unit, SAS, formed in 1941. It’s based on Ben Macintyre’s book of the same name. The series centers on the young officer David Stirling that gets injured after a training exercise goes wrong. He goes on to turn the rules of modern warfare on its head.
Steven Knight is the creator of multiple series along with Peaky Blinders. He also helped co-create the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Steven Knight has also written for the series The Detectives and Taboo. He has written and will be a co-executive producer for SAS: Rogue Heroes. Tom Shankland (The Serpent) will direct the limited series, Stephen Smallwood (Patrick Melrose) will be a producer. The executive producers will be Karen Wilson, Martin Haines, and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. SAS: Rogue Heroes will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom.
Star-Studded Cast of SAS: Rogue Heroes
Connor Swindells will play David Stirling in SAS: Rogue Heroes. He has had starring roles in Vigil and Sex Education. Jack O’Connell will be a co-star to Swindells. O’Connell has gained critical acclaim for his roles in Skins, Unbroken, and Godless. Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen is part of the Steven Knight series. The Atomic Blonde and Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be in the historical drama. Dominic West, best known for his work in The Wire and The Affair will play a part in the upcoming series. Least to say SAS: Rogue Heroes has many familiar faces for anticipated historical drama.
There is no official release date for SAS: Rogue Heroes.