The first original primetime drama series produced by Cinemax, Strike Back has been renewed for a third season.
Consisting of a ten-episode order for a premiere in 2013, the military drama will be filmed in South Africa and Hungary. While the producers, writers, and directors are slated to return, Cinemax would not confirm which cast members would continue into Season 3 in order to avoid spoiling plot developments for the remainder of the second season.
As the first collaboration between Cinemax/HBO and the United Kingdom's Sky, Strike Back debuted in 2011 and focuses on an unlikely pair of operatives in the stealth counterterrorism unit known as Section 20. Philip Winchester (Fringe, Camelot) plays Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, an exceptional British Special Forces soldier, while Sullivan Stapleton (Satisfaction, The Secret Life Of Us) portrays his less conventional partner Damien Scott, a former member of the US Delta Force.
The second season launched in August and will conclude on October 12. Strike Back's renewal comes two weeks prior to the premiere of Cinemax's second original drama—entitled Hunted—which will be followed in 2013 by its third primetime series, Banshee.
Popularly known as "Skinemax," the network is trying to change its image with its own original, critically acclaimed series. Will you be glad to see another season of Strike Back?