“I am bringing together men of a particular caliber and you are amongst them. The others are all insane, in jail, or like me in despair.”
If you recall this quote from the first season and have been anticipating when the series will return with a new season, then you’ve come to the right spot! as we have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start and be excited about the forthcoming chapter. So, if you’re looking for information about the potential release date, plot, cast, and other crucial details, then look no further! Here is everything we know so far about when Rogue Heroes will be back with Season 2.
Rogue Heroes Season 2: When will it premiere?
The second season of Rogue Heroes, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, has been officially renewed, which comes as no surprise as the show’s launch became one of the BBC’s top five drama launches of the year with 3.8 million viewers, beating all UK launches for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ this year, according to Barb data. After 28 days, episode one had accrued an audience of almost 10 million, and all episodes were available on iPlayer starting with episode one.
On the other hand, production on this six-part series will begin in 2023 and is expected to premiere sometime in 2024. The likely time frame is speculated to be around the months of October or November, just like the first season. Furthermore, the network’s official Twitter handle announced the update to fans with a short clip declaring that the second season of the show will return to television screens with MGM Plus, quoting, “The S.A.S. is back! Season 2 of #RogueHeroes is returning on #MGMplus.” Take a look at the official post below:
— EPIX is becoming MGM+ (@EPIXHD) January 10, 2023
Rogue Heroes Season 2: What to expect?
The wartime drama, which was picked up for season one by Epix in the U.S., ended with a “To Be Continued” caption as Jack O’Connell’s character Paddy Mayne took over the Rogue Heroes. So, the plot will continue from the last few minutes of the final episode and expand further on the basic premise, which follows “Rogue Heroes,” which chronicled the formation of the British Army’s Special Air Service (SAS) regiment during World War II. “After the roaring success of Rogue Heroes, I’m delighted to be embarking on the next chapter of the story,” said Knight. “Series two will take the SAS into mainland Europe and will take our heroes to the limits of their endurance.”
Commenting on the announcement, Michael Wright, Head of MGM+, said, “The first season of ‘Rogue Heroes’ captivated stateside audiences with its gripping and spirited storytelling about the formation of the SAS. “It was immediately clear that there’s so much story to tell about this band of rag-tag soldiers, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what Stephen Knight and Kudos have in store for the second season.”
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles from the first season are as follows Connor Swindells as David Sterling, Alfie Allen as Jock Lewes, Sofia Boutella as Eve, Dominic West as Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke, and Jack O’Connell as Paddy Mayne. The ensemble cast also includes BAFTA recipient Jason Watkins, Stuart Campbell, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Corin Silva, Bobby Schofield, Moritz Jahn, Ralph Davis, Arthur Orcier, Virgile Bramly, David Alcock, Tom Hygreck, Jordy Lagbre, Paul Boche, Anthony Calf, Ian Davies, Adran Lukis, and Isobel Laidler.
With the above-mentioned cast series, two will show viewers what comes next based upon SAS operations in the European theatre of war, following a dramatic turn of events. Banijay label Kudos is the producer, and Banijay Rights is the international distributor. SAS Rogue Heroes series one was written and executive produced by Knight, directed by Tom Shankland, and produced by Stephen Smallwood. Executive producers for Kudos were Karen Wilson, Martin Haines, and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, with Tommy Bulfin as executive producer for the BBC.
Rogue Heroes Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The new season is reported to be a six-part series, which will have an average runtime of 58 minutes per episode. We would also like to highlight that the network has not yet revealed the exact titles or synopsis for the episodes as of January 11, 2023, which will be revealed as the premiere date approaches. Right now, you can watch Rogue Heroes on Epix. Before its US premiere, it was commissioned by the BBC, and aired on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK as SAS: Rogue Heroes. Additionally, all six episodes are already available to stream on BBC iPlayer, based on the user’s location. The series is already airing in New Zealand on TVNZ. On the other hand, the series is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, which is included with EPIX on Amazon for $5.99/month after a trial.
Rogue Heroes Season 1: A Quick Recap
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 8.3/10, based on 12 critic reviews. The website’s critical consensus said: “With a terrific cast inhabiting this roster of likable rapscallions, Rogue Heroes is a fun throwback to down-and-dirty adventure stories.” Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 78 out of 100 based on seven critic reviews, indicating “Generally favorable reviews.”
Rogue Heroes is a British television historical drama series created by Steven Knight, which depicts the origins of the British Army Special Air Service (SAS) during the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. The storyline is a broadly accurate representation of real events, as described by Ben Macintyre in his book of the same name. In the first season, Rogue Heroes is a dramatized account of how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the Special Air Service (SAS), was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War II.
The series centers on David Stirling, an eccentric young officer who is hospitalized after a training exercise gone wrong. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, Stirling creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. 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 is every bit as complicated, flawed, and reckless as it is brave and heroic. Take a look at the official trailer below:
Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for Rogue Heroes Season 2 to premiere.