Rogue Heroes, the six-part series from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, premiered Sunday, November 13th on Epix and is a dramatized account of how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the Special Air Service (SAS), was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War II. The incredible ensemble cast includes Connor Swindells (Sex Education, Vigil), Jack O’Connell (Skins, The North Water), Alfie Allen (Jojo Rabbit, Game of Thrones), Sofia Boutella (Modern Love, Atomic Blonde), Dominic West (The Crown, The Affair), Tom Glynn-Carney (House of the Dragon, Dunkirk), and Jacob Ifan (A Discovery of Witches, The Pact). Commissioned by the BBC, the series premiered on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK as SAS: Rogue Heroes on October 30th.
We were joined on the Popternative show by series creator Steven Knight and Rogue Heroes cast members Connor Swindells, Jack O’Connell and Alfie Allen.
Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book of the same name, the series centers on David Stirling (Swindells), an eccentric young officer who is hospitalized after a training exercise gone wrong. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, Stirling 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 is every bit as complicated, flawed, and reckless as it is brave and heroic.
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