The war drama has been picked up by the BBC.
December 14, 2022
The UK's BBC has renewed SAS Rogue Heroes for a second season. The British drama, which airs on Epix in the US under the name Rogue Heroes, has garnered high praise from critics and viewers alike since its fall premiere.
Based on Ben Macintyre's best-selling book of the same name, the series follows a young officer who is hospitalized after a training exercise mishap in 1941. During the darkest days of World Ward II, he comes up with a radical plan that goes against all accepted rules of modern warfare, and recruits the toughest, brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines.
Season 2 will follow what comes next for the SAS in the aftermath of the turn of events that occur in the first season finale. Filming will take place in 2023, though a time frame for release has not been determined. It is expected that Epix, soon to be MGM+, will continue to air the series when it returns.
It is hardly surprising that SAS activities in Northern Ireland were a no go area and interesting that Malayan activities were also embargoed. I assume they related to the Malayan Emergency when Field Marshall Templer led the successful incursions against the insurgents from 1948 to 1953.
His ADC was one Alan Brooke Pemberton who later joined British Intelligence and founded ADT where many of Pemberton's People worked.
They were as motley an array of mavericks as ever there was in MI5 and MI6. They included Brigadier Scrubber Stewart-Richardson of Mujaheddin notoriety, the cat burglar and silent killer Major Freddy Mace, Churchill's bodyguard Roy Richards, SAS Colonel Peter Goss of Clockwork Orange fame (the plot to remove Harold Wilson) and much later Bill Fairclough (the protagonist in The Burlington Files espionage novels).
Most of Pemberton's People named above had fought in WWII and also fought with him in Malaya or elsewhere after that. During the Malayan Emergency British Intelligence and covert units such as the Special Air Service worked closely together. In 1952 in Malaya 22 SAS Regiment was established and since then its home has been in Hereford in England. Malaya proved to be an exquisite training ground for all involved in the dark side of warfare. Even Philby tried to get in on the act to support the communist backed insurgents. For more see the news article dated 31 October 2022 in TheBurlingtonFiles.