Hot off the press (release): Robson Green, Martin Clunes and Dougray Scott are joining the cast of Sky’s drama Strike Back series 4. Production is already underway, shooting in South Africa and Hungary, for the 10 x 60 third series of HBO/Cinemax drama, which is set to air on Sky 1 HD this summer.
Green (Mount Pleasant, Soldier Soldier) will play Lt Colonel Philip Locke, a commanding officer in chief will join the Section 20 team. Clunes (Doc Martin, Men Behaving Badly) plays Sebastian Gray, a former MI6 agent turned independent intelligence officer working in Beirut. Scott, (Mission Impossible II, Desperate Housewives) will star as James Leatherby, a wealthy rogue operative and self-styled war junkie.
Returning to lead the cast once again are Philip Winchester (Crusoe, Camelot) and Sullivan Stapleton (set to star in the forthcoming 300: Rise of An Empire) who reprise their on screen partnership as counterterrorism operatives Sgt. Michael Stonebridge and Sgt. Damien Scott.
Also returning to the series is Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Licans) as Maj. Rachel Dalton, Michelle Lukes (Alexander) as Sgt. Julia Richmond and Liam Garrigan (Pillars of the Earth) as Sgt. Liam Baxter.
Behind the camera there are the returning are directors Michael J. Bassett (who also serves as co-executive producer), Julian Holmes and Paul Wilmshurst, and returning writers are Simon Burke, James Dormer, John Simpson and Richard Zajdlic.
Huw-Kennair Jones, commissioning editor for Sky said: “There really is nothing else like Strike Back on British TV, it’s a fantastic series full of explosive action that delivers a mini-movie each week. Working with HBO and Leftbank we’ve really upped the ante this year with a truly ambitious, global plot that I hope our customers will relish. I am thrilled Robson, Martin and Dougray have joined the cast for a very special fourth series.”
Robson Green said: “It is great to be working alongside ‘Section 20’ and being part of an ‘Elite Team’ for Sky. Strike Back is a quality drama with incredibly high production values.” In the upcoming series, Section 20 will pursue a deadly terrorist network from Colombia to Beirut to Europe where they uncover plots reaching to the West.