'SAS: Rogue Heroes' releases action-packed first full-length trailer

SAS: Rogue Heroes has released a new trailer. (BBC)
SAS: Rogue Heroes has released a new trailer. (BBC)

The first full-length trailer for the BBC adaptation of SAS: Rogue Heroes has been released, showing an action-packed series.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ben Macintyre, the six-part series has been made by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and fans of his work will recognise a similar style to the World War Two drama.

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The 60-second trailer introduces characters played by Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella, and Dominic West in the dramatised account of how the SAS was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War Two.

Set to a soundtrack of The Stranglers' hit 'No More Heroes' covered by Skunk Anansie singer Skin, scenes show the soldiers speeding through the desert in jeeps and blowing up camps in a series of explosions as West's character expresses his doubts about winning the war.

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The action is set in Cairo in 1941, where David Stirling (Connor Swindells) is an eccentric young officer hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong.

In his bed-bound boredom and 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.

Connor Swindells stars in SAS: Rogue Heroes. (BBC)
Connor Swindells stars in SAS: Rogue Heroes. (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.

The motley band of rebels are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic as they form the foundations of the greatest secret service team.

BBC One's adaptation of the novel has been created, written and executive produced by Knight, known for his work on Taboo and A Christmas Carol as well as hit series Peaky Blinders.

SAS: Rogue Heroes is expected to air on BBC One this autumn, although an exact air date is yet to be announced.