When we used to talk about Cinemax we always jokingly called it “Skinemax” and that moniker at times holds true but over the last few years Cinemax has carved out a great niche for itself with its original series. Strike Back was one of many home runs for the network and the last season ended with Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) walking off into the sunset after a successful and very bloody mission. Fans including yours truly were sad to see the adventures of Section 20 come to an end. That is about to change as Cinemax announced today that principal photography has begun for a ten-episode fifth season of Strike Back. Season five features a new team facing new threats and new enemies and stars Warren Brown (“Luther,” “The Dark Knight Rises”) as “Mac” McAllister, Daniel MacPherson (“Infini”) as Samuel Wyatt, Roxanne McKee (“Game of Thrones,” “Crossfire”) as Natalie Reynolds and Alin Sumarwata (“Burning Man”) as Gracie Novin.
The cast of STRIKE BACK season five also includes Nina Sosanya (“David Brent: Life on the Road,” “Love Actually”) as Adeena Donovan, Katherine Kelly (“The Night Manager,” “Happy Valley”) as Jane Lowry and Trevor Eve (“Death of a Farmer,” “Troy”) as Morgan Ives.
Here is the plot synopsis for season five: Disavowed and disbanded, the Section program 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 journeys across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy that threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever.