The SAS will be swapping the sands of North Africa for the European front next year, with the BBC announcing that it has renewed Steven Knight’s SAS: Rogue Heroes for a second series.
“After the roaring success of Rogue Heroes I’m delighted to be embarking on the next chapter of the story,” said Peaky Blinders creator Knight. “Series two will take the SAS into mainland Europe and will take our heroes to the limits of their endurance.”
“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,” added Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama. “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.”
“We’ve been blown away by the reaction to the first series and are so pleased to be bringing our SAS Rogue Heroes back for more,” added executive producer Karen Wilson of production company Kudos. “Steven’s incredible storytelling has captivated audiences and there is so much more story to tell – I can’t wait for audiences to see what’s in store.”
Based on the book of the same name by Ben Macintyre, SAS: Rogue Heroes explores the formation of Britain’s Special Air Service during World War II. Connor Swindells (Sex Education) leads the cast as the regiment’s founder David Sterling, starring alongside the likes of Jack O’Connell (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Dominic West (The Crown), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk).
The first series of SAS: Rogue Heroes is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.