‘Strike Back: Origins’ To Debut On Cinemax Oct. 25

Strike Back Origins

Cinemax has announced their plans to roll out the mini series entitled Strike Back: Origins on October 25. The UK series that bowed on Sky back in 2010 has never been seen in the US until now. The drama stars actors Richard Armitage of ‘Hobbit’ fame and Andrew Lincoln from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead. The feature is a prequel to the original series ‘Strike Back’ that is now airing its third season in the US on Cinemax. The story is adapted from the works of writer and former British Special Forces soldier, Chris Ryan.

‘Strike Back: Origins’ tells the story of John Porter (Armitage), an SAS soldier “who realizes a connection between a current hostage situation and a mission he ran in Iraq in 2003. He appeals to Hugh Collinson (Lincoln), a fellow team member from that mission who now runs the stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 for the UK government, to allow him to join the rescue mission. Porter and Collinson have gone in sharply different directions in the years since their original mission went awry, with one enjoying a successful military career and the other’s life falling apart.”

The series will air in the Friday night timeslot of 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Fans can check out the trailer for ‘Strike Back: Origins’ below. Let us know what you think ‘Strike Back’ fans, will you be tuning in?