The makers of “Strike Back”, the Cinemax high-octane drama series, chose Malaysia as the location for its seventh season, which sees new cast members Jamie Bamber and Yasemin Allen join regulars Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson and Alin Sumarwata.
The series opens as a Russian bomber crashes in the South China Sea and Section 20’s covert special-ops soldiersThomas “Mac” McAllister (Brown), Samuel Wyatt (MacPherson) and Gracie Novin (Sumarwata) are sent to investigate. There, they cross paths with Katrina Zarkova (Allen), a rogue Russian operative with questionable loyalties.
Under orders of the new commanding officer, Col Alexander Coltrane (Bamber), Section 20 pursues stolen contents of the Russian jet across Southeast Asia, working alongside the Malaysian police to shut down a Triad gang in Kuala Lumpur, uncovering a corrupt plot by a wealthy Indian businesswoman running for Parliament and plunging into the jungles of the Golden Triangle in Myanmar, facing off against mercenary drug agents and terrifying warlords, as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens to push the world to the brink of global conflict.
“We are delighted to offer Section 20 the opportunity to continue saving the world from mayhem and destruction,” says Kary Antholis, president of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming.
“We’re delighted to be back with Cinemax for a new season. We have fantastic actors and crew members who work incredibly hard to provide big-screen action for the small screen, with all the drama, high stakes, and mayhem that involves, and I can’t wait for the audience to see the twists and turns we’ve got lined up,” added Jack Lothian, writer and executive producer.
Viewers can stream the first five seasons on HBO GO via AIS Play and AIS Playbox.