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Epix deal marks first international sale for Steven Knight drama SAS: Rogue Heroes

Soldier drama SAS: Rogue Heroes

MGM-owned premium US cablenet Epix has acquired Second World War drama SAS: Rogue Heroes, adapted by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo, A Christmas Carol).

The deal, which was negotiated by Banijay Rights’ executive VP of sales, coproductions and acquisitions Matt Creasey, marks the first international outing for the series, which stars Connor Swindells (Sex Education) and Dominic West (The Wire).

Produced by Kudos and Nebulstar, the six-parter was commissioned by UK pubcaster the BBC, where it will premiere on its linear channel BBC One and VoD service iPlayer.

SAS: Rogue Heroes is based on Ben Macintyre’s non-fiction book of the same name and was developed for television and written by  Knight. It is directed by Tom Shankland (The Serpent, The Missing), with Stephen Smallwood (The Serpent, Patrick Melrose) as producer.

The limited series is executive produced by Karen Wilson, Martin Haines and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC.

Alongside Swindells and West, the cast includes Jack O’Connell (Skins, The North Water), Alfie Allen (Jojo Rabbit, Game of Thrones), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk, The King) and Sofia Boutella (Modern Love, Atomic Blonde).

SAS: Rogue Heroes tells the story of how the British Army’s Special Air Service was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of the war.

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