Founding Of The SAS To Be Dramatised For TV

Posted on May 29, 2019

The series will be based on the beginnings of the elite special forces unit, which was established in 1941 to target Axis fighters in north Africa.

Screenwriter and director Steven Knight, the man behind television drama Peaky Blinders, is building a script for a drama, based on the best-selling book ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’.

It will cover the creation of the SAS, the new forms of combat and warfare it pioneered, the camaraderie at the heart of it and the key figures who formed the SAS in the darkest days of World War Two.

The cast is still unconfirmed, but Tom Hardy has been rumoured to be part of the project.

The SAS was founded as a regiment by Colonel David Stirling during the Second World War, with the principle of using small bands of troops to operate behind enemy lines using stealth.

When Col Stirling was captured in 1943, command of the SAS passed on to Robert Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne.

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