Cinemax has picked up its action series “Strike Back” for a seventh and final season, the early renewal coming in the midst of the show’s sixth season which will wrap up its current run on March 29th.
The series follows the explosive escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team, as it spans the globe fighting a vast web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity. The series has also had a complicated airing history.
It began as a six-episode mini-series for Sky One in the UK in 2010 starring Andrew Lincoln (“The Walking Dead”) and Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit”). That was changed up with Lincoln departing and Armitage making only a brief appearance in the first season of Cinemax’s revamped version of the show.
The Cinemax version kicked off in 2011, the network’s first primetime drama series, and the first four seasons were lead by Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton’s characters. Taking a hiatus for three years, the show returned last year with a fifth season lead by a new ensemble team with Daniel MacPherson and Warren Brown amongst those in the cast.
That ensemble cast remained for the current sixth and will likely stay in place for the final outing. Cinemax will continue with programming in the same action-packed mould with shows like “Warrior” and “Gangs of London” in the works.
Source: TV Line