Strike Back season 6 starts production
Cinemax’s drama series Strike Back has started filming its sixth season today. All ten episodes of the new season will be shot entirely in Malaysia. The premium cable network also released a brand new image from the new season, which you can check out in full in the gallery below.
Stars Warren Brown (Luther, The Dark Knight Rises), Daniel MacPherson (A Wrinkle in Time) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours, Burning Man) are returning for the sixth season. They will be joined by new cast members Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica, Monday Mornings) and Yasemin Allen (Water and Fire).
When a Russian bomber crashes in the South China Sea, the covert special-ops soldiers of Section 20 — Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown), Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) and Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) — are sent on a mission to investigate. There, they cross paths with Katrina Zarkova (Yasemin Allen), a rogue Russian operative with questionable loyalties.
Under orders of the new commanding officer, Col. Alexander Coltrane (Jamie Bamber), Section 20 pursues stolen contents of the Russian jet across Southeast Asia. They will work alongside the Malaysian police to shut down a Triad gang in Kuala Lumpur, uncover a corrupt plot by a wealthy Indian businesswoman running for Parliament and plunge into the jungles of the Golden Triangle in Myanmar, facing off against mercenary drug agents and terrifying warlords, as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens to push the world to the brink of global conflict.
“Strike Back has reestablished Cinemax as a destination for adrenalized, entertaining action series,” notes Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “We are delighted to offer Section 20 the opportunity to continue saving the world from mayhem and destruction.”
Jack Lothian, writer and executive producer, says, “We’re delighted to be back with Cinemax and Sky for a new season of Strike Back. We have fantastic actors and crew members who work incredibly hard to provide big-screen action for the small screen, with all the drama, high stakes, and mayhem that involves, and I can’t wait for the audience to see the twists and turns we’ve got lined up.”
This new season marks Cinemax’s sixth – and UK co-producer Sky’s seventh – in the Strike Back franchise.