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Sky drama Strike Back to return with new cast

'Army people tell us how realistic Strike Back is'
'Army people tell us how realistic Strike Back is'

Fans of Strike Back will be happy to hear that filming for the drama will starts again next year with a completely new cast and new section.

Strike back, which originally started in 2010, with the cast of Sullivan Stapleton (Blindspot) and Philip Winchester (CSI: Miami) is returning to Sky 1 and Cinemax with a brand new cast.

The new cast will be formed of Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles) Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours).

The drama returns as the section programme is thrown head-first into today’s modern world of political polarisation, disenchantment, violent power struggles and fear.

Disavowed and disbanded, the Section programme is restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity. As the team journey across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy which threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever.

On the return of Strike Back, Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1, said: "This latest series of Strike Back is another welcome addition to Sky 1’s ever-growing collection of high quality, home-grown dramas. At such an interesting time in global politics, this series delivers a compelling take on world events and the murky world of international espionage."

Executive producer, Andy Harries, said: "With a fanbase spread over 150 countries worldwide, Strike Back is television at its very best, where the military comes first!  Our news stars have amazing physical skills which, combined with their military training is going to make the show rock."

The drama will start filming in 2017, but there is yet to be a release date for the new series.