Banijay Rights Secures Deal for SAS: Rogue Heroes in the U.S.


Banijay Rights has made a deal with EPIX to air the six-part limited series SAS: Rogue Heroes in the U.S.

Produced by Kudos and Nebulastar, SAS: Rogue Heroes is a dramatized account of how the SAS, a British special forces unit, was formed during the darkest days of World War II. It centers on David Stirling, played by Connor Swindells (Sex Education, Vigil), who creates a radical plan for a small undercover unit to create mayhem behind enemy lines.

The series, based on Ben Macintyre’s book of the same name, is developed for television and written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo, A Christmas Carol) and will be directed by Tom Shankland (The Serpent, The Missing). Stephen Smallwood (The Serpent, Patrick Melrose) is producer, with Tommy Bulfin from the BBC and Karen Wilson, Martin Haines and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd from Kudos executive producing.

SAS: Rogue Heroes was commissioned by the BBC and will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the U.K.

“Steven Knight and Kudos have created a gripping historical drama that complements EPIX’s lineup of elevated, cinematic storytelling,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX and president of MGM Scripted Television. “We’re delighted to be teaming up with Banijay Rights to give this series an exclusive home on EPIX for the American audience.”

SAS: Rogue Heroes is a masterstroke of a series from the visionary Steven Knight, packed with a stellar cast who bring this fantastic story to life,” said Matt Creasey, executive VP of sales, co-productions and acquisitions for the rest of the world at Banijay Rights. “We are thrilled that EPIX have come on board to take this fantastic drama to a wider U.S. audience.”

Martin Haines, co-managing director of Kudos, added, “EPIX is a perfect partner that shares our vision and ambition. We are delighted they are our U.S. partners on this epic show.”