The action drama series “Strike Back” is about to get rebooted for a second time as Cinemax and Sky are set to bring the show back for a fifth season.
The new season will boast an entirely new cast that includes Alin Sumarwata, Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee and Warren Brown. Jack Lothian, who penned a few episodes of the fourth season, will serve as head writer and showrunner.
He’ll executive produce alongside Andy Harries, who developed the novel for television. Several other key players behind the scenes, including Left Bank Pictures, are involved again.
This marks the second complete overhaul of the series – the show originally starred Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln, with that limited series retooled when Cinemax got onboard. Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester served in the main roles for four seasons on Cinemax – ending the show’s run a year ago.
The new incarnation 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. The resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity.
Alin Sumarwata’s Gracie Novin is a gearhead who is looking to make the step up. Daniel MacPherson is a barroom philosopher who works best alone. Roxanne McKee is Natalie Roberts, a woman from a military family who excels at psychological profiles. Warren Brown is Daniel “Mac” Macallister, a physically capable man driven by a desire to avenge the team he’s lost.
The new season will resume production in 2017, and a premiere date has not yet been determined. No word either if any of the previous series stars will make appearances.
Source: The Live Feed