Cinemax has set January 25 for the season 6 premiere of action series Strike Back. The premium cabler also released a trailer with a first look at the new season which was shot entirely in Malaysia.
Stars Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (A Wrinkle in Time) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours) return for Season 6 and are joined by new cast members Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and Yasemin Kay Allen (Water and Fire).
In season 6, when a Russian bomber crashes in the South China Sea, the covert special-ops soldiers of Section 20 — Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Brown), Samuel Wyatt (MacPherson) and Gracie Novin (Sumarwata) — are sent on a mission to investigate. There, they cross paths with Katrina Zarkova (Allen), a rogue Russian operative with questionable loyalties.
Under orders of the new commanding officer, Col. Alexander Coltrane (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.
The new season marks Cinemax’s sixth – and UK co-producer Sky’s seventh – in the Strike Back franchise. In 2013, Cinemax aired Sky’s first season of the series as Strike Back: Origins.
Strike Back is a Cinemax Presentation in association with Sky; a Left Bank Pictures Production. Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff, Jack Lothian and Richard Burrell are executive producers; Nuala O’Leary produces.
Strike Back premieres Friday, January 25 at 10 PM ET/PT on Cinemax.
Watch the trailer above.
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