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Strike Back Reboot Gets Series Order

TVLine logo TVLine 12/8/2016 Vlada Gelman
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Strike Back is, well, striking back.

Cinemax and UK co-producer Sky have ordered a reboot of the action series, which ran on the U.S. network for five seasons with stars Sullivan Stapleton (Blindspot) and Philip Winchester (Chicago Justice), our sister site Deadline reports.

The new take will be headlined by Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones) and Warren Brown (Luther) as the Section program’s resurrected unit, which must track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. As the team journeys 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.

Characters details for the new recruits can be found below:

* Gracie Novin (Sumarwata): a gear-head who is looking to make the step up. She’s the heart and soul of the team.

* Samuel Wyatt (MacPherson): a bar-room philosopher who works best alone and has no intention of being dragged into a team situation.

* Natalie Roberts (McKee): she comes from a military family and excels at psychological profiles.

* Daniel “Mac” Macallister (Brown): a man of his word who is driven by a desire to avenge the team he’s lost.

Stapleton and Winchester are not currently expected to reprise their roles, but there is a possibility of guest spots in the future, per Deadline. Last October, it was reported that a feature film, likely starring the actors, was in the works, and could launch a new film franchise if successful.

Jack Lothian, a writer on the original Cinemax series, will serve as showrunner on the reboot.

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