EXCLUSIVE: My sources are telling me that British actor Robson Green has joined the cast of the Sky1/Cinemax series Strike Back as a regular for its upcoming season (the fourth for Sky1 and the third for Cinemax). Green will be playing Phillip Locke, the new CO of Section 20. Green’s previous credits include Wire In The Blood, Being Human and Mount Pleasant.
Based on the novel of the same name by Chris Ryan, Strike Back follows the exploits of Section 20, an elite counterterrorism unit as it spans the globe to stop potential threats, often behind enemy lines. The drama series is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with BSkyB & HBO/Cinemax and stars Phillip Winchester & Sullivan Stapleton. The show’s third season also starred Rhashan Stone, Michelle Lukes and Rhona Mitra (Boston Legal) as Rachel Dalton, the new CO of Section 20.
The new season of Strike Back is being written by a team of writers which includes Simon Burke (Persuasion), James Dormer (MI5) and Richard Zajdlic (EastEnders). As TVWise previously reported, Tony Saint will not be returning as showrunner on the new season as he is developing a new drama series titled The Interceptor for BBC One. Production on the new season is currently underway location in South Africa and Hungary. Left Bank’s Andy Harries and Michael Casey are returning to executive produce.