New SAS drama from Steven Knight
BBC One has commissioned a major new drama series from writer Steven Knight about the history of the SAS.
Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book SAS: Rogue Heroes, the scripted adaptation will explore the story behind the elite Special Forces unit.
It will be produced by Kudos as a 6 x 60 and written with unique access to the secret SAS archives.
Knight said of the greenlight: “This will be a secret history telling the story of exceptional soldiers who decided battles and won wars only to then disappear back into the shadows. We will shine a light on remarkable true events informed by the people who shaped them.”
SAS: Rogue Heroes will be executive produced by Karen Wilson, Martin Haines and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos and Tommy Bulfin for BBC One.
Knight is also working on Series 6 and 7 of Peaky Blinders as well as developing plans for a sizeable new Midlands-based film studio.
Photo: BBC press office.
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