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Creator of Peaky Blinders brings new drama series 'SAS: Rogue Heroes' to BBC

An action-packed trailer has been released for the BBC's latest new drama series from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, 'SAS: Rogue Heroes'. 

The series is a dramatised account of how the SAS was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of the Second World War. 

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ben Macintyre, the six-part series stars Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella and Dominic West. 

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'SAS Rogue Heroes' is the latest offering from 'Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight (Picture: BBC).

Rich with action and set-pieces, SAS: Rogue Heroes is the exhilarating story of renegade men taking monumental risks in extraordinary circumstances. 

Set in 1940s Cairo, Swindells portrays a bored David Stirling, an eccentric young officer who has been hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong. 

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. 

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Alfie Allen, Connor Swindells and Jack O'Connell in 'SAS Rogue Heroes' (Picture: BBC).

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.  

SAS: Rogue Heroes is coming soon to BBC1 and BBC iPlayer.