Thursday, December 8, 2016

Cinemax Revives 'Strike Back' for Fifth Season with New Cast

Cinemax is returning to its first foray into original scripted programming. The network is bringing back drama Strike Back for a fifth season. The new season will feature an entirely new cast and begin production in 2017. 

Jack Lothian, who write a few episodes of the drama's fourth season, will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the fifth season. Additional executive producers include Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff and Michael J. Bassett. Bill Shephard is a producer. Left Bank Pictures will continue to produce.

The new season will center on the Section program, disavowed and disbanded, that is restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity. As the team journey across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy which threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever.

The new cast will include Alin Sumarwata, Daniel Macpherson, Roxanne McKeewill and Warren Brown. It's unclear if original series stars Philip Winchester or Sullivan Stapleton - who now star in NBC's Chicago Justice and Blindspot, respectively - will return in any capacity.