Strike Back Kicks Off Its Ten-Episode Fifth Season Feb. 2nd
Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee, Warren Brown, Alin Sumarwata (Credit: Liam Daniel/courtesy of Cinemax).
A new Section 20 team kicks off the ten-episode fifth season of Strike Back next month on Cinemax. Get to know the new characters and get some plot details courtesy of our friends at Cinemax.
When fanatical terrorist Omair Idrisi escapes from Syrian authorities with plans to launch an unprecedented attack that could change the face of modern warfare, the ensuing manhunt can only be entrusted to counterterrorism’s best and brightest. Enter Section 20 — the elite, multinational, covert special ops team tasked with tracking down Idrisi and his British co-conspirator wife, Jane Lowry.
Their action-packed manhunt will take the unit across North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, from glitterati soirees to underworld cage fights, as they uncover and attempt to dismantle a vast global web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity.
Lance Corporal Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) is a crack shot and ready-for-anything gearhead who is looking to make the step up. Genuine and honest to the point of bluntness, she’s the heart and soul of the team.
Sergeant Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) is a barroom philosopher who works best alone. Having been burned in the past, Wyatt has no intention of being dragged into a team situation. But what he wants and what he gets are rarely the same thing.
Captain Natalie Reynolds (Roxanne McKee) comes from a military family, and excels at psychological profiling and identifying weaknesses in others, although she may be blind to her own faults.
Sergeant Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown) is a man of his word, physically capable and driven by a desire to avenge the team he’s lost. He’s easygoing, affable and utterly deadly.
When Omair Idrisi (Don Hany), a ruthless terrorist held prisoner in Syria, escapes following an ambush near the Jordanian border, the secret British anti-terrorist unit Section 20 is resurrected to hunt him down. Equipped with the latest technology, the new S20 team members – Sgt. Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson), Sgt. Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown), Captain Natalie Reynolds (Roxanne McKee) and Lance Corporal Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) – travel to Libya with their sights set on a Saudi prince (Zaqi Ismail) who has ties to Idrisi and his British-born renegade wife, Jane Lowry (Katherine Kelly).
In Ajir, Libya, Section 20 endures a gauntlet of gunfire and an urban ambush to extract Morgan Ives (Trevor Eve), the unscrupulous American arms dealer who was double-crossed by Idrisi (Don Hany). Driving through hostile terrain, the team is forced to seek medical treatment at a Libyan nationalist compound presided over by General Farid (Selva Rasalingam), who has bad memories of both Mac (Warren Brown) and Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson). Eventually engaging Idrisi and his henchmen in a remote bunker, S20 finds its conventional firefight trumped by an imminent air strike ordered by Wyatt’s C.O., Colonel Parker (Corey Johnson).
Searching for Jane Lowry (Katherine Kelly) in Budapest, Colonel Adeena Donovan (Nina Sosanya) and Section 20 discover she has ties to Magyar Ultra, a white-nationalist gang led by Rosa Varga (Kelly Gough) and her volatile brother, Josef (Mark Strepan), and has enlisted the faction to kidnap a Russian chemical-weapons expert, Dr. Kareem Markov (Daniel Cerqueira). Infiltrating the gang by posing as an MMA fighter, Mac (Warren Brown) is faced with tough choices to prevent his cover from being blown
Written by Jack Lothian, James Payne, and Steve Bailie; directed by Brendan Maher.
With Mac (Warren Brown) and Dr. Markov (Daniel Cerqueira) held captive in a remote Magyar Ultra survivalist camp outside of Budapest, Section 20 rushes through the forest in a desperate attempt to save their comrade and capture the Russian chemist before Lowry (Katherine Kelly) can get her hands on him.
Written by Jack Lothian & James Payne; directed by Brendan Maher.