Strike Back Movie

Strike Back Reboot Gets Series Order

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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22 Comments
  1. Not sure how i feel about this, but always good to see Warren Brown on our screens!

  2. Eric says:

    This is stupid……..

  3. Billy meacham says:

    Why??? It just ended not long ago!!

  4. M3rc_Nate says:

    Reboot doesn’t sound like the right word, especially with the door left open on the previous two leads being able to guest star or cameo at some point. I’d call it a continuation. It isn’t like they are recasting Stonebridge, Scott, and so on. They are all new characters.

    So what are we getting? An all new Strike Back show in the Strike Back world with a new cast but being ran by a writer of the original series? Sounds great to me.

    Make sure (like the past versions) it is fun, sexy and true to reality (in terms of the gunplay, the fighting and so on) and I’ll likely love it.

    • Whatever says:

      Yeah reboot is not exactly right, since the Cinemax version is already a “contiuation” of the whatever secret section branch that UK’s Sky did on their own for a single season. This is a logical next step of that world.

  5. Don J. says:

    I’m game for this. However, I hope they don’t make it too British like Strike Back: Origins or the original season 1. That was a slog to get through even though it was only 6 episodes. Make it fun, violent and sexy like the Cinemax version with Winchester and Stapleton.

  6. Wez Za says:

    Think ill give this a miss loved the relationship with Sully and Phillip why even bother cant they think of something different to do waste of time and money

    • jj says:

      How do you know you won’t like the new characters and their relationships? The Sullivan/Phillip version came about the same way building off of the original.

  7. Nerdbot says:

    Yet, Cinemax never moved forward with Hunted’s spin.off, Sam Hunter.

  8. DJ Doena says:

    Why call it a reboot? Shouldn’t movie makers be wary of that term by now?

    The Sullivan/Winchester team was already a continuation, a “Next Generation” so to speak. And this just sounds like a third team.

    NCIS LA isn’t a reboot of NCIS.

  9. Fido says:

    Pictures would be nice #toolazytogoogle

  10. Brian says:

    Much rather see some sort of ‘Banshee’ reboot at Cinemax. So many good characters you could follow from that brilliant show into the future. ‘Strike Back’ had a completely satisfying ending the way it went out.

  11. tony says:

    ‘I’m not british and he’s sure not intelligent’
    ‘f*** me!!!!’

  12. Phil says:

    Can we call this version “Strikes Back”?

  13. atia says:

    I had an instant “No, no, no!” reaction to this news. Why reboot a series that just ended a year ago? What is the need to redo what was already done exceedingly well so recently. But then I read the Deadline article. It’s not really a reboot at all, just a continuation of the series, with one of the writers from the show’s final season. That’s not saying much though, since I think the last season was arguably one of the series’ weakest, though I don’t know how much Stapleton’s injury that year affected what they had to change in the story. So I’ll have to see if I find Lothian’s turn at showrunner on par with the best of Strike Back. It seems silly to cancel a series at it’s peak, and then a year later try to bring it back. We never got a confirmed reason for the cancellation. Some suspected that the story of Scott and Stonebridge came to a natural end and that it would have been unrealistic for those characters to continue doing the same things season after season. Maybe it was a money or ratings issue. I guess I’ll give this new series a look-see when it comes out, but the real reason I loved Strike Back was for the chemistry/friendship between the 2 main characters, and if they don’t form something like that with the new team I won’t be interested in just gunfights and explosions.

  14. James says:

    Strikeback is the military so changes of personnel is easy to do, but I would have thought Winchester would have wanted a come back in his role as the show was starting to become his stock in trade.

  15. James says:

    Forgot to mention that Strikeback is one of the few genuine stunt shows on TV which accounts for it’s budget. I hope this reboot doesn’t change any production values, also getting actors comfortably proficient with using weapons and firearms and explosives, as Stapleton and Winchester were, could be a challenge for the new actors.

  16. leighmorgan1 says:

    I’ll give it a go.

  17. dont change a winning combination this was a brilliant series guys