Strike Back

Here’s some good news for fans of Cinemax’s action series Strike Back: After ending in 2015, the show is now coming back for a fifth season. Also, here’s some bad news for fans of Cinemax’s action series Strike Back: The fifth season will have an entirely new cast, and nobody knows if any of the original stars will return at all.

This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says the showrunner will be Jack Lothian, who wrote a few episodes of the show’s fourth season. The story also says that the new season will focus on a newly restored incarnation of the Section program, with a new team being tasked with hunting down a “notorious terrorist” who has broken out of prison. There will also be a “deadly conspiracy” that “threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever.” So that sounds like fun.

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THR also has a little breakdown of the new team members, and they include a gear-head who is “honest to the point of bluntness,” a “barroom philosopher who works best alone,” a woman who “excels at psychological profiles,” and “a man of his word.”