Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) is the latest actor to board the new season of the Sky1/Cinemax action series Strike Back for its upcoming season (the fourth for Sky1 and the third for Cinemax), TVWise has learned. Clunes has been cast in the series as Sebastian Gray, a former MI6 agent turned independent intelligence officer working in Beirut. Clunes’ casting comes on the heels of Robson Green (Wire In The Blood), Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) and Milauna Jackson also joining the series.
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, Rhona Mitra, Michelle Lukes and Liam Garrigan. In the show’s new season, which is currently in production, counterterrorism unit Section 20 pursues a deadly terrorist network from Colombia to Beirut to Europe, uncovering deadly plots that reach to the West.