Cinemax Renews ‘Strike Back’ For Second Season

Section 20 will return, but not everyone will make it out of the first season alive...

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Earlier this year, Cinemax and the British network Sky teamed up to co-produce "Strike Back;" which has quickly become one of the best action shows on television. And now "Strike Back" is set for another season next year.

Cinemax and Sky have officially announced that a new season of "Strike Back" will debut next year and run for 10 episodes. That will make it the second season of the rebooted series and the third season if you count the original incarnation of "Strike Back;" which starred Richard Armitage as John Porter.

The current incarnation of "Strike Back" features Sullivan Stapleton as Damien Scott, a former U.S. Special Forces operative who joins the secret British military unit known as Section 20. Suspecting a mole within Section 20 itself, Scott has formed an alliance with Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) as they pursue the dangerous terrorist known as Latif (Jimi Mistry).

According to the season 2 announcement, some major character deaths are ahead in the remaining episodes of the current season. Therefore, none of the cast members have been confirmed to return in the second season. However, Tony Saint has signed on to write several episodes and co-produce the series, alongside returning producers Andy Harries, Huw Kennair-Jones and Michael Casey. Bill Eagles will also return to direct four of the new episodes while Paul Wilmshurst has agreed to direct two episodes.

The second season of "Strike Back" will begin filming in South Africa in early 2012, with the season premiere likely to land next summer on Cinemax and Sky. The final three episodes of the current season of "Strike Back" continue this Friday on Cinemax.