Cinemax’s ‘Strike Back’ Revived for Season 5 With New Cast
Cinemax has certainly come a long way since its first original series, Strike Back, but fans who missed its brand of action the first time around will get another chance. The network has officially revived the series for a fifth season, albeit with a new cast and familiar hands taking the reigns.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Cinemax and U.K. collaborator Sky have taken Strike Back out cold storage from its 2015 series finale, picking up production in 2017 with an entirely new cast. Season 4 writer Jack Lothian will serve as head writer and showrunner, alongside developer Andy Harries.
So reads the new synopsis:
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. 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.
And the new cast:
Alin Sumarwata stars as Gracie Novin, a gearhead who is looking to make the step up. Genuine, honest to the point of bluntness, she’s the heart and soul of the team.
Daniel MacPherson is set as Samuel Wyatt, a barroom philosopher who works best alone. Wyatt has no intention of being dragged into a team situation. But what he wants and what he gets are rarely the same thing.
Roxanne McKee will portray Natalie Roberts, a woman who comes from a military family and excels at psychological profiles and seeing weaknesses in others, though she might be blinded to her own fault-lines.
Warren Brown rounds out the cast as Daniel “Mac” Macallister, a man of his word, physically capable, driven by a desire to avenge the team he’s lost. He’s easygoing, affable — and utterly deadly.
It’s too early for word of a premiere, or if stars Philip Winchester or Sullivan Stapleton might return in any way, but stay tuned for the latest details.