SAS: Rogue Heroes was filmed on location in the UK and Morocco; it details the formation of the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS, which was created under extraordinary circumstances during the darkest years of World War II.
Talking about the project, Knight said in a statement:
“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.”
Executive producer and Joint Managing Director of Kudos Karen Wilson commented:
“With filming now complete, we’re incredibly excited to give the world a first look at our Rogue Heroes,”
“A huge thank you to the series’ peerless cast and crew for bringing Steven Knight’s ambitious, extraordinary scripts to life with such skill and style.”
Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) joins Swindells’ David Stirling as Eve, Alfie Allen (Game Of Thrones) as Jock Lewes, and Jack O’Connell (Skins) as Paddy Mayne. Dominic West (The Wire) plays Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke. Tom Glynn-Carney plays SAS founding member Mike Sadler. Additional cast includes BAFTA-winner Jason Watkins (The Crown) alongside Stuart Campbell (Baptiste), Ralph Davis, Bobby Schofield, Virgile Bramly (Grand Hotel), Tom Hygreck, Paul Boche, David Alcock, Moritz Jahn, Arthur Orcier, Jordy Lagbre, Adrian Lukis, Anthony Calf, Isobel Laidler, and Ian Davies, who all play vital roles across the series.
A six-part series, SAS: Rogue Heroes will air next year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.