Major new BBC drama by the creator of Peaky Blinders is coming

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29 Oct 2021, 16:18

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Who doesn’t love a good drama? There’s an exciting new show coming that has been created by the brains behind Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight, so you know you’re in for a treat.

The six-part series is called SAS: Rogue Heroes, and has a star-studded cast featuring the likes of Dominic West, Alfie Allen and Jack O’Connell.

It tells the dramatised account of how the world's most powerful Special Forces unit, the Special Air Service, came into being.

It’s said to be based on Ben Macintyre's novel of the same title.

Set during the days of 1941 World War II, a young army officer David Stirling (played Connor Swindells) has been hospitalised following a training-exercise-gone-wrong.

Stuck in bed bored, he has too much free time.

He felt the conventional commando units weren’t strong enough, and he dreams up a new scheme. 

David starts a campaign to bring together all of the British best fighters for a small, secret unit.

David's new team will push all boundaries 'for King and Country'.

Writer and executive producer Steven Knight explained: "It has been a privilege to work on a project which tells the story of a renegade band of soldiers who used wit and imagination as much as firepower to halt the march of Fascism across North Africa during the darkest days of World War Two. 

“This is a war story like no other, told in a way that is at once inspired by the facts and true to the spirit of this legendary brigade of misfits and adventurers." 

Also in the cast is Sofia Boutella, Dominic West, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jason Watkins, Stuart Campbell, Ralph Davis ,Bobby Schofield ,Virgile Bramly and many many more.

The exciting new series was filmed across the UK as well as Morocco.

There isn’t an exact release date yet, but it will be in 2022 on BBC One as well as the iPlayer.