Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is back with a new, action-packed series, SAS: Rogue Heroes. The BBC series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ben Macintyre and it stars Connor Swindells, Jack O’Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella, and Dominic West. The six-part upcoming series will follow a dramatized version of how the real-life SAS was formed under such extraordinary circumstances during World War II.
SAS: Rogue Heroes will be heavy on action with its huge set-pieces and exciting storylines. The BBC series is written, created, and executive produced by Knight, and it is directed by The Serpent series famed Tom Shankland.
SAS: Rogue Heroes will premiere on BBC One in the UK on October 30 at 9 pm, and the rest of the episodes will be airing weekly with the finale episode airing on December 4. For, the audience who like to binge-watch the series, SAS: Rogue Heroes will be available on BBC iPlayer with all of its episodes after its first episode ends airing. SAS: Rogue Heroes will be airing in the US on Epix on November 13.
In this article, we will discuss the cast and the characters in this series.
Connor Swindells as David Stirling
Swindells will be portraying the role of David Stirling, who is an injured officer. Stirling is the one who comes up with the plan to create a small undercover unit comprising the bravest and most tenacious soldiers who can go behind the enemy lines and do their duties effectively. While Swindells is relatively new to the entertainment industry, he has appeared in some of the best shows in recent years such as his role in Netflix’s hit series Sex Education as Adam Groff and he also appeared in BBC’s hit series Vigil last year.
Dominic West as Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke
West is tasked with portraying the role of Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke. Colonel Clarke is one of the senior officers involved in setting up the SAS. West is definitely one of the most recognizable stars involved in the series. The actor has appeared in many hit projects, like his role in HBO’s hit series The Wire and Showtime’s The Affair. West is also set to play the role of Prince Charles in the upcoming season of The Crown.
Jack O’Connell as Paddy Mayne
O’Connell will be portraying the role of Paddy Mayne. Nicknamed the Irish Lion, Mayne was one of the founding members of the SAS, and he is described as a courageous and scrappy sort of person. O’Connell is best known for his work in the hit series Skins, in which he played the role of James Cook. O’Connell recently appeared in Godless and The North Water.
Alfie Allen as Jock Lewes
Allen will play the role of Jock Lewes, who is also a founding member of the SAS, and Jock also serves as the principal training officer as well as a creative inventor of the weaponry that the SAS used in their fights. Lewes bomb is one the famous weapon that Jock created which was named after him. Allen is well known for playing the role of Theon Greyjoy in HBO’s mega-hit series Game of Thrones. Allen also appeared in Harlots and Jojo Rabbit.
Theo Barklem-Biggs as Reg Seekings
Reg Seekings is also an original member of the SAS. He was involved in SAS’ first parachute drop operation. In the series, Seekings will be played by Theo Barklem-Biggs, who has appeared in shows like White Gold and The First Team.
Sofia Boutella as Eve
Sofia Boutella will take on the role of Eve, a mysterious spy. Boutella is known for her roles in movies like Star Trek: Beyond and The Mummy.
The cast of SAS: Rogue Heroes also includes Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) as Mike Sadler, Corin Silva as Jim Almonds, Amir El-Masry (Industry) as Dr. Gamal, César Domboy (Outlander) as Augustin Jordan, Donal Finn (The Witcher) as Eoin McGonigal, Michael Schaeffer (Chernobyl) as Major-General Neil Ritchie, Jacob McCarthy (A.P. Bio) as Johnny Cooper, Jacob Ifan (The Accident) as Pat Riley, Jason Watkins (Line of Duty), and Miles Jupp (Rev.).
SAS: Rogue Heroes will premiere on BBC One on October 30 with the rest of the episodes airing weekly. The whole first season will be available on BBC iPlayer on the same day. In the US the series will begin airing on Epix on November 24. Check out the trailer and official synopsis for SAS: Rogue Heroes below:
“Cairo, 1941. David Stirling (Connor Swindells) – an eccentric young officer, hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong – is bored. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, he creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic.“