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"Strike Back: Origins" (TV show) scene
Strike Back: Origins (TV show) scene
"Strike Back: Origins" is a drama series on Cinemax that is a prequel spin-off of "Strike Back" that stars Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit") and Andrew Lincoln ("The Walking Dead"). Originally titled "Chris Ryan's Strike Back," the show was based on the book series of the same name by former British Special Forces soldier 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.

Porter makes an appearance in the first season of Cinemax's "Strike Back," during which he is captured on a mission and Section 20 head Col. Eleanor Grant (Amanda Mealing) brings in U.S. Special Forces soldier Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) to work with Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and the team. Scott previously ran a mission with Porter in Iraq and had knowledge of their target, terrorist Latif.

Presented in the UK in 2010 on Sky, "Strike Back: Origins" was acquired by HBO/Cinemax from BBC Worldwide Sales and Distribution and was produced by Left Bank Pictures and Ingenious Broadcasting.

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Network: Cinemax
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 25, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Left Bank Pictures
Ingenious Broadcasting

"Strike Back: Origins" (TV show) scene Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln to Star in 'Strike Back: Origins' — Premiering Friday, October 25, the Cinemax prequel series is based on "Chris Ryan's Strike Back" by former British Special Forces soldier Ryan. Read more...

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