Strike Back Season 2 is on the way! Today, Cinemax and HBO announced that Strike Back will be coming back in late 2012 for its second season. The series is co-produced with Left Bank and Sky, who will air the series in the U.K.
The series, starring Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom, upcoming Gangster Squad) as Sgt. Damien Scott and Philip Winchester (Crusoe, Camelot) as Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, made its explosive debut this August. Season 2 is confirmed for 10 episodes that will begin shooting in early 2012 with principal shooting in South Africa.
Left Bank’s Andy Harries will return as executive producer, and series producer Michael Casey and head of production Marigo Kehoe will also return. Sky’s Huw Kennair-Jones will executive produce. Also returning are Bill Eagles (“Beautiful Creatures”; director of episodes 3 and 4), who will direct four new episodes, Paul Wilmshurst (“Hiroshima”; director of episodes 7 and 8), who will direct two episodes, and Tony Saint (“Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley”; writer of episodes 9 and 10), who will write a number of episodes and co-executive produce.
Episodes of Strike Back currently air on Cinemax Friday nights at 10PM ET/PT.