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Sky 1’s military drama, Strike Back gets recommission.


Sky 1 and HBO/CINEMAX have announced the commission of a fifth and final season of action-drama, Strike Back, which follows a stealth British military unit working in the field of counter terrorism.

The fourth series began in the UK on Sky 1 on Monday, 28th October, and stars Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton as Sgt Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott respectively, with new cast additions; Robson Green (Mount Pleasant), Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II) and Martin Clunes (Doc Martin).

Cameron Roach added: “Strike Back is a unique piece of television, grand scale and action packed. There is nothing to match the cinematic feel of this consistently thrilling series and we’re incredibly proud of the show.”

Andy Harries, Chief Executive, Left Bank Pictures, said: “Strike Back continues to blow audiences away around the world with its mix of crackling dialogue and high octane action.  We’re thrilled to be working with HBO and Sky again on such an exciting project.”

Returning for season five will be Left Bank’s Andy Harries as executive producer, series producer Michael Casey and head of production Marigo Kehoe. Sky’s Cameron Roach will executive produce. Michael J.. Bassett will also return as co-executive producer, and lead director. James Dormer will be the lead writer and co-executive produce too.

The ten-part, fifth season of Strike Back will begin shooting early next year in Asia and Europe for transmission in 2014.