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 series follows a dramatized version of how the real-life SAS regiment 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 director Tom Shankland. So, if you liked the brilliant first season of SAS: Rogue Heroes, here are some shows you should watch while waiting for Season 2.
Band of Brothers (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Based on the bestseller by Stephen E.Ambrose, Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company. 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers’ journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. They were an elite rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning, fighting in the Battle of Bulge and capturing Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were also a unit that suffered 150 percent casualties, and whose lives became legends.
Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
Synopsis: Britain in 1919 is a tumultuous mix of despair and hedonism, a nation cleaned out by the extravagances of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutionaries and criminal gangs all fight for survival in an industrial landscape gripped by economic upheaval. Based on a true story, this drama follows a gang in Birmingham as they rise to become the most feared and powerful in town.
Synopsis: Christopher Abbott is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive”. His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse, because Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you as not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. George Clooney stars as the barking mad, parade-obsessed Scheisskopf. Hugh Laurie is the mellow, slightly checked-out Major de Coverley. Clooney directs the six-episode series, along with Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras.
World on Fire (Prime Video Premium Subscription)
Synopsis: World on Fire is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping, and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. The stellar cast includes Academy Award®-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As it Gets, Mad About You), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Academy Award®-nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women, Howard’s End) and Blake Harrison (A Very English Scandal).
The Family Man (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The Family Man is an edgy action-drama series, which tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job.
The Pacific (HBO Max)
Synopsis: From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman–the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries ‘Band of Brothers'(R)–comes this epic 10-part miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines fighting in the brutal Pacific theater during WWII.
Generation Kill (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Get ready to see the new face of American war. This seven-part HBO miniseries focuses on the first 40 days of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of an elite group of U.S. Marines who spearheaded the invasion. The result is a vivid account of the soldiers and of the forces that guided them in an often-improvised initiative.
Synopsis: An unlikely alliance between two crack special agents fuels the breakneck action and heart-pounding suspense of this action series. As members of a top-secret anti-terrorist organization known as Section 20, British sergeant Michael Stonebridge and disgraced Delta Forces operative Damian Scott undertake a series of adventures while criss-crossing the globe on the trail of an international terrorist who is planning the ultimate attack with a cache of WMD’s. Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton star.
Jack Ryan (Prime Video)
Synopsis: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.