Special forces drama Strike Back – which is a co-production between Sky One and HBO’s sister channel Cinemax – has been renewed for another season.
This is the seventh season for Sky and the sixth for Cinemax (the latter of whom aired the initial season as a spin-off titled Strike Back: Origins).
The renewal for another season comes after the two broadcasters somewhat rebooted the show with a new cast, though original stars Phillip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton did guest star in a couple of episodes.
“The rebirth of Strike Back has reestablished Cinemax as a destination for adrenalized, entertaining action series,” sais Kary Antholis, President of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “We are delighted to offer Section 20 the opportunity to continue saving the world from mayhem and destruction.”
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 stars Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Game Of Thrones) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours).
At this stage there are no confirmed details for the next season, including returning cast members. Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff, Jack Lothian and MJ Bassett are executive producers. Bill Shepherd is series producer and Nuala O’Leary is producer. Strike Back is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Cinemax and Sky. Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff, Jack Lothian and MJ Bassett are executive producers. Bill Shepherd is series producer and Nuala O’Leary is producer.