Despite the decision end the series with its most recent season, we might not have seen the last of Strike Back just yet.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that series producer Left Bank Pictures is in the early stages of developing a feature film based on the TV series which aired five seasons between 2010 and 2015 on Sky1 in the UK and HBO’s sister channel Cinemax in the United States.
Sky, who originally commissioned the series before Cinemax boarded as a co-producer shortly ahead of the second season, is said to be involved at this early stage. Talks are also underway to get Cinemax on-board with the feature film in some capacity, but there is no agreement in place at present. I hear that Sky and Cinemax had toyed with the notion of making a film over the years but financing was something of a concern.
Given the film is in very early development there are no plot details available at the present time. It is hoped that series stars Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester will reprise their roles as Stonebridge and Scott, but scheduling may be an issue as both are presently fronting big network dramas at present; with Stapleton starring in NBC’s Blindspot and Winchester starring in The Player.
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 cast of the final season also included Robson Green, Michelle Lukes and Milauna Jackson.