Strike Back News





Exclusive Video From Friday's 'Strike Back: Origins' Finale!

November 27th, 2013 2:15pm EST
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Cinemax's Strike Back: Origins comes to a thrilling conclusion on Friday, but you can get a sneak peek at it now with our exclusive video from the final episode.

While John Porter (Richard Armitage) tries to escape from Pakistan, Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) raises the suspicions of their colleagues, and ultimately decides to take the mounting situation into his own hands.

The major guest stars from last week - Toby Stephens (Black Sails) and Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) - continue their arcs in this last installment.

Here's exclusive video previewing what happens to Porte...
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'Strike Back': Preview 'Origins' Episode 5

November 22nd, 2013 4:15pm EST
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We're almost to the end of Strike Back: Origins. The fifth of six episodes airs tonight on Cinemax, and if you can't wait to get one step closer to the conclusion, we've got some teases for you.

Check out this preview clip from Episode 5, where the members of Section 20 - including John Porter (Richard Armitage) and Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) - learn about their latest mission.

Porter finds himself dispatched to retrieve a missing software engineer, whose disappearance might have something to do with the hacking of a missile guidance system in Afghanistan. Collinson has his own pro...
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'Strike Back': Preview 'Origins' Episode 3

November 8th, 2013 12:09pm EST
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Things are getting thorny for John Porter as we reach the halfway point of Strike Back: Origins.

In tonight's third of six episodes, Porter (Richard Armitage, Spooks) officially gets an offer to join Section 20 from his old colleague Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead) - but Porter isn't sure he wants the gig. When Collinson sends him undercover in Africa to dispatch an assassin, he finds connections that make him doubt not only the mission, but where his marching orders are coming from.

The installment co-stars David Harewood, whose best-known role is in another spy thrille...
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'Strike Back': Preview 'Origins' Episode 2

November 1st, 2013 10:15am EDT
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It's a new month, and a new episode of Strike Back: Origins. Episode two of six airs tonight on Cinemax, and we've got a teaser for you, as well as some brand-new behind the scenes material.

Porter (Richard Armitage) continues his attempt to infilitrate the terrorist group that kidnapped a journalist in the hope that he can then bring her home, while his former colleague turned new boss Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) watches with a wary eye, mostly because like all TV bosses, he doesn't have any other options.

Here's a clip of Porter trying to stop a planned execution.

But that's not all. ...
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First Look At 'Strike Back' Prequel 'Origins,' Starring Andrew Lincoln

October 25th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
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Although Season 3 of Strike Back is over, Cinemax is giving us a look into the origins of the franchise, with the US premiere of the original UK series that started it all. Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) and Richard Armitage (Spooks) star in Strike Back: Origins, a six-episode set that serves as a prequel to the adventures of Damian Scott, Michael Stonebridge and company.

Originally aired in 2010, this first installment of Strike Back focuses on John Porter (Armitage), a former elite military officer drafted back into service by one-time colleague Hugh Collinson (Lincoln) to work for hi...
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Preview Tonight's 'Strike Back' Season 3 Finale!

October 18th, 2013 12:04pm EDT
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Sadly, tonight marks the end of Season 3 of Strike Back. The Cinemax action-adventure series draws to a close this evening with a bang - or more like several bangs - as plenty of questions remain unanswered.

Will Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) be able to stop Al-Zuhari's plan before it's too late? Can Stonebridge get through the action in one piece? Will the questionable measures Section 20 must consider as time runs out cause a rift they can't recover from? Will Locke (Robson Green) survive so that we can keep enjoying his addition to the unit, or will he s...
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'Strike Back': Preview Tonight's All-New 'Episode 29'

October 11th, 2013 12:19pm EDT
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We're getting down to the wire on Strike Back. With just two episodes left, the men and women of Section 20 are hot on the trail of terrorists - and this week's installment features the bang-up action sequence on a train that we've been telling you to watch out for all season.

Tonight, while Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and a still-recovering Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) are determined to protect Ester, it's up to Richmond (Michelle Lukes) and Martinez (Milauna Jackson) to trail a key terrorist associate in hopes of gaining valuable intelligence.

But a big concern is whether or not Stone...
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'Strike Back': Preview Tonight's All-New 'Episode 28'

October 4th, 2013 12:09pm EDT
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There are just three weeks left before Strike Back finishes its third season. BFTV brings you an early glimpse at tonight's 'Episode 28,' with a pair of new video clips courtesy of our friends at Cinemax.

Everyone has something to be worried about this week: Damian Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) is still trying to find his way out of Russian prison. Section 20 head honcho Locke (Robson Green) has his suspicions raised. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester)'s condition continues to deteriorate, raising concerns about if the rest of the team can find him before less friendly forces do.

While ...
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'Strike Back' Star Philip Winchester Cast In 'Undrafted'

October 3rd, 2013 4:40pm EDT
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He's one of our favorite action heroes on Strike Back - but now Philip Winchester is taking on a very different role, as he's landed a part in the independent feature film Undrafted.

Philip, who plays Michael Stonebridge in the Cinemax series, will appear as a baseball player in the flick, which is the directorial debut of actor Joe Mazzello (The Pacific, The Social Network).

Mazzello also penned the script, bringing to the screen the story of his brother, a successful college baseball player who - as the title implies - wasn't drafted into the major leagues. Suddenly, an intramural baseb...
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'Strike Back': Exclusive Video From Tonight's 'Episode 27'

September 27th, 2013 12:15pm EDT
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The clock is counting down on Season 3 of Strike Back, and this week's episode keeps the pressure on. BFTV has obtained some exclusive video of tonight's all-new adventure.

In "Episode 27," Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and a still-ailing Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) are sent to that favorite locale of spy series, Russia. Needless to say, they are not there for a vacation. Their search for stolen property lands them in prison. Watch this exclusive clip as Scott brawls with another inmate.

And in this second video, he and Stonebridge meet their new cellmate, Pushkin, played by TV veteran...
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'Strike Back': Exclusive Video From Tonight's New Episode!

September 20th, 2013 9:40am EDT
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Guess what day it is? Yep, it's Strike Back Friday. BFTV has some exclusive video from tonight's episode, as well as photos to help you preview the butt-kicking action ahead.

Tonight, Section 20 has to decide between continuing on with their mission or saving one of their own operatives, and Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) still has health issues affecting him in the field. It promises to be another thrilling installment - so look below to check out our exclusive clip.

We also have a second preview video for you as well. Unit boss Locke (the ever-fabulous Robson Green) is in some seriou...
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'Strike Back': New Exclusive Video From Tonight's Episode!

September 13th, 2013 10:40am EDT
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After last week's bombshell, we're on the edge of our seats about this week's Strike Back - and BFTV has an exclusive clip to share with you, as well as additional video from tonight's all-new episode!

First things first: in this BFTV exclusive, Section 20 is preparing to launch a raid when Kim (Milauna Jackson) surprises Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) by suggesting they go out on a date. Outside with a bunch of heavily armed reinforcements, Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) is not impressed. It's awkward, it's hilarious and you can check it out right here.

Here's another clip, where Stonebri...
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'Strike Back': Season 1 Hits Cinemax, Plus New Video!

September 6th, 2013 1:34pm EDT
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It's Friday, so you know what you should be watching: Strike Back. After last week's Labor Day marathon, the show has returned with a brand new episode tonight. While Leatherby continues to cause problems for our heroes at Section 20, Cinemax has provided us with some preview clips and behind-the-scenes video, which you can find at the end of this article.

But there's even more awesome news: the network is bringing the original first season of Strike Back to the airwaves. Die-hard fans will know that the first season on Cinemax was actually the show's second; the debut cycle aired in the U...
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Cinemax Hosts 'Strike Back' Labor Day Weekend Marathon

August 28th, 2013 4:40pm EDT
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Here's a holiday gift: Cinemax is marathoning the first three episodes of Strike Back season three over Labor Day weekend, giving fans a chance to catch up with the best action-adventure show on TV.

You'll actually have two chances to watch the story so far: Friday night (August 30) beginning at 9 PM ET/PT, and also Saturday (August 31) starting at 7:30 PM ET/PT. It all leads up to the premiere of episode four, which will happen next Friday, September 6 at 10 PM ET/PT.

The network has also provided us a behind-the-scenes clip that previews an ambitious stunt coming at the end of this seas...
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'Strike Back': Exclusive Video From Tonight's Episode!

August 16th, 2013 2:18pm EDT
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Cinemax's Strike Back is our reason why Fridays exist. Now the network has made us even more excited for tonight's episode by providing us an exclusive clip. While the Section 20 team is being hunted by a nasty drug cartel in Bogota, watch what happens when they find somebody they were looking for. Check out new cast member Milauna Jackson being just as badass as the boys!

In addition to the on-camera action, there's always a lot going on behind the scenes of Strike Back. It takes a lot of time and hard work from many people to make TV's best action-adventure series. We can share some of...
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'Strike Back': Is This TV's Best Action-Adventure Series? Watch Exclusive Video!

August 9th, 2013 12:27pm EDT
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If you were to look up the definition of the phrase "TV action series," you should see a picture from Strike Back.

The Cinemax drama has all the right ingredients for a production that'd make Michael Bay green with envy. Continuing on from a successful British first season, which was itself based on a sharply written novel by Chris Ryan, it is a veritable buffet for the action-adventure crowd. Over two seasons, there have been various exotic locations, lots of big weapons, hails of gunfire, plenty of explosions, several fistfights, and numerous deaths in the line of duty. This year, there'...
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'Strike Back': Philip Winchester And Sullivan Stapleton On 'Surviving' Season 3

August 8th, 2013 2:45pm EDT
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At the center of Cinemax's action-adventure series Strike Back are a pair of talented actors: Philip Winchester (pictured above) and Sullivan Stapleton, who play elite soldiers Michael Stonebridge and Damian Scott. BFTV had the pleasure of catching up with Winchester (with a surprise appearance from Stapleton!) at San Diego Comic-Con in July to ask about the latest missions of Section 20.

"Best job ever," Philip told us. "Period and underlined and in italics. And this year especially with Michael Bassett, he got a hold of the show and he did stuff we've only ever dreamed of doing. He let u...
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'Strike Back': Milauna Jackson Talks Joining Section 20

August 7th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
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Milauna Jackson is reporting for duty, and she's got a heck of an assignment! The actress joins the new season of Cinemax's Strike Back as a DEA agent who joins forces with the elite military unit known as Section 20, putting her on the front lines with series stars Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton. BFTV met Milauna during July's San Diego Comic-Con, and asked her what she could divulge about signing on for one of TV's relatively undiscovered gems.

"You have to jump in head first," said Milauna, who called the experience "completely different" from her previous TV appearances on sh...
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'Strike Back': Director Michael J. Bassett Talks Making TV's Best Action Series

August 6th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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Get ready for more amazing action as Cinemax's Strike Back kicks off its third US season on Friday, August 9. Director, producer and writer Michael J. Bassett let BFTV in on a few secrets from Section 20 during this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

After guest directing last season, Michael - pictured above right with stars Philip Winchester, Milauna Jackson and Sullivan Stapleton - is now the man in charge behind the cameras of Strike Back, which focuses on the worldwide, terror-busting exploits of elite soldiers Michael Stonebridge (Winchester, Fringe) and Damian Scott (Stapleton, the upcomin...
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'Strike Back' Season Finale Preview

October 12th, 2012 2:14pm EDT
Strike Back Episode 20
In the season two finale of 'Strike Back', Scott questions Bryant about her role in Knox’s plan and appeals to her for help, but Scott’s dark past may dictate his course of action. Stonebridge attempts to focus on the mission, but is consumed by thoughts of revenge. South African police team up with Section 20 to find the nukes and Knox before he can carry out his plan. Episode 20 airs on Friday, October 12 at 10pm, only on Cinemax.
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Exclusive 'Strike Back' Episode 16 Clip

September 13th, 2012 3:11pm EDT
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In this Starpulse EXCLUSIVE clip from the upcoming episode of 'Strike Back', Dalton argues with Scott about liabilities and his relationship with a Mossad agent. Check out the full episode on Friday, September 14th at 10pm on Cinemax!

About Episode 16
Stonebridge and Scott confide in each other about their mistakes – Stonebridge’s desire for revenge on Craig Hanson (Shane Taylor), who has appeared in Capetown, and Scott’s connection with Rebecca (Lyne Renée), a Mossad agent tracking their case, but with very different orders from theirs. Knox takes Evans to a secret fac...
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'Strike Back' Episode 15 Preview

September 7th, 2012 10:18am EDT
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After stealing nuclear triggers from Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) in remote Algeria, Knox’s (Charles Dance) task man Karl Matlock (Vincent Regan) and sniper Jessica Kohl (Natalie Becker) resurface in a seemingly unrelated Capetown kidnapping. Section 20 discovers interesting information about Peter Evans (Paul Freeman), the victim’s father, who has mysteriously flown to Capetown. A new third party interferes with the mission and both Scott and Stonebridge make costly mistakes. The next episode of 'Strike Back' airs on Friday, September 7th at 10 p.m. ET/PT...
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'Strike Back' Episode 14 Preview

August 30th, 2012 8:24pm EDT
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On the next episode of 'Strike Back', Stonebridge, Scott and Markunda are on the run from a resourceful terrorist who wants the nuclear triggers, and take Othmani deeper into hostile rural territory. They seek refuge with a local in a remote area while the terrorist, his militia and yet another interested party closes in. Episode 14 airs on Friday, August 31st at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Cinemax.
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Exclusive 'Strike Back' Preview: Scott Is Captured (Video)

August 23rd, 2012 1:50pm EDT
Strike Back Ep. 13
In the below exclusive clip from the next episode of 'Strike Back' Damien Scott is captured in Niamey. Episode 13 premieres Friday, August 24th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Cinemax. Episode 14 will be available on MaxGO immediately after.

About Episode 13
After a personal tragedy, Stonebridge applies for a transfer back to Section 20. While the team remains concerned about his mental state, Scott encourages them to allow Stonebridge back into the unit.

Tracking the missing nuclear triggers to Niger, the team believes that a radical religious leader may have malicious plans to u...
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