December 9, 2016

It is being reported that Cinemax will be bringing back a new version of its first original scripted series Strike Back for what will be the show's fifth season on the network. The action drama, which is a collaboration between HBO/Cinemax and Sky in the UK, last aired an original episode in 2015 for what was announced at the time as its final season.

The new incarnation of Strike Back will feature an all-new cast, and will follow the restoration of the disbanded Section program, which returns to track down a notorious terrorist who escapes from prison. The unit will set out on a manhunt that unearths a connected web of criminal operations, leading to a conspiracy that could change the face of modern warfare.

Production on Season 5 of Strike Back will begin next year with Jack Lothian, who wrote episodes in Season 4, as showrunner and head writer. It is not yet known if any of the show's original cast will make any appearances.