Based on the novel of the same name by Chris Ryan, the original action drama followed the missions of Section 20, a classified branch of the British Defence Intelligence service. The cast included Richard Armitage, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Salmon, and Shelley Conn. The show lasted for five seasons before ending in 2015.
Written by Jack Lothian, the upcoming reboot will see Section 20 “restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity.”
So far, Alin Sumarwata, Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee, and Warren Brown have been cast in the Strike Back reboot. The series is set to begin production in 2017.
Sumarwata plays Gracie Novin, a gear-head who is looking to make the step up. Genuine, honest to the point of bluntness, she’s the heart and soul of the team. MacPherson plays Samuel Wyatt, a bar-room philosopher who works best alone and has no intention of being dragged into a team situation. McKee plays Natalie Roberts, who comes from a military family, excels at psychological profiles and seeking weaknesses in others, although she might be blinded to her own fault-lines. Brown is Daniel “Mac” Macallister, a man of his word, affable, physically capable, and driven by a desire to avenge the team he’s lost.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the first Strike Back series? Will you watch the reboot?