First Look At New BBC Series From Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight
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Watch the trailer below:
Knight is known for creating the hit Brummie drama, which wrapped its six-series run on Sunday.
The new six-part mini series will air later this year and will follow how the forming of the ‘world’s greatest Special Forces unit,” during World War II.
The BBC describes the new series as “rich with action” and an “exhilarating story of renegade men taking monumental risks in extraordinary circumstances".
The series is based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book of the same name and is set in 1941.
Sex Education star Connor Swindells plays David Stirling, an “eccentric young officer” who is hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong.
He’s incredibly bored during his recovery and takes it upon himself to create a “radical plan” to recruit the “toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers” for a small undercover unit.
Jack O’Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella and Dominic West are part of the cast. Dunkirk actor Tom Glynn-Carney plays SAS founding member Mike Sadler.
The cast also includes: Jason Watkins, Stuart Campbell, Ralph Davis, Bobby Schofield, Virgile Bramly, Tom Hygreck, Paul Boche, David Alcock, Moritz Jahn, Arthur Orcier, Jordy Lagbre, Adrian Lukis, Anthony Calf, Isobel Laidler, and Ian Davies.
Upon the release of the first trailer and pictures from the upcoming series, Knight said: “It has been a privilege to work on a project which tells the story of a renegade band of soldiers who used wit and imagination as much as firepower to halt the march of Fascism across North Africa during the darkest days of World War II.
"This is a war story like no other, told in a way that is at once inspired by the facts and true to the spirit of this legendary brigade of misfits and adventurers."
A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced but check back soon for more info!