The release date for SAS: Who Dares Wins series 3 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of SAS: Who Dares Wins Series 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Channel 4 has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series format and basic info
A groundbreaking obstacle course competition series SAS: Who Dares Wins started airing its five-episode first series in the UK on Channel 4 in October 2015. The series is produced by Minnow Films, executive produced by Colin Barr and narrated by Shaun Dooley. The second series debuted on October 17, 2016 with six new episodes.
A crew of five Special Forces veterans puts civilian participants through the same exhilarating selection process that SAS uses to recruit its future members. All of its stages are draining emotionally, physically and psychologically and take place over the course of eight days in isolation from the outside world. The adrenaline-filled episodes reveal the qualities that are crucial to making it to the Special Forces training program. In the second grueling installment Ant and his crew of ex-Special Ops instructors will take a new set of contestants into the jungle.
Current season, viewership and renewal
The series premiere was broadcast with very impressive viewership of 1.7 million people and an 8% share of the audience, as 30 candidates went through a grueling interview process, only beginning to realize what they’ve gotten themselves into. Series 2 opened with an impressive audience of 1.85 million viewers. Over the course of the series it became quite clear that while physical prowess and robustness are certainly required, they are nothing without the strength of character, which is the real key to success. SAS: Who Dares Wins has already scored a nomination for Best Popular, Factual and Features at the Royal Television Society UK for its first series. Additionally, a companion show about Secret Intelligence Service’s selection process is currently in production. Sign up for our automatic updates and we’ll keep you informed about the potential third series.
UPDATED November 16, 2016: Right after the second series of the incredibly grueling competition series SAS: Who Dares Wins has wrapped up with a 2.3 million per episode average and a very impressive 17% share of the 16-34 audience segment, Channel 4 did not hesitate for too long and renewed the show for a third series. No further details have been announced yet, but the general format is bound to remain the same. Stay tuned, and we will inform you when the network reveals the release date of the upcoming installment.