Starring Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln, Strike Back is a compelling story of betrayal, glory, redemption and revenge played out through the interlinking lives of two former soldiers: military hero Hugh Collinson (Lincoln) and discharged veteran John Porter (Armitage).
On the eve of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Porter leads a Special Forces unit on a daring hostage rescue mission into the heart of Basra, culminating in a disastrous turn of events for him and Collinson. Porter bears the burden of guilt, with the repercussions haunting him for years, until an opportunity presents itself to return to Iraq and redeem himself. After several years apart, Porter and Collinson's lives are about to collide once again…
In three stand-alone narratives based in Iraq, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Pakistan, dramatised over six episodes, the stories interweave the dramatic politics of war, with the personal demons of two very driven men: Collinson and Porter.
Filmed on location in the epic landscapes of South Africa on 35mm film for a stunning HD image, Strike Back is set to wow audiences with its cinematic proportions. From scenes of intense combat to the confines of a brutal Harare jail and the desert landscapes of Iraq to the lush greenery of the Zimbabwean outback, HD promotes every dramatic detail with crystal clear accuracy.
With an impressive international cast including Toby Stephens, Ewen Bremner, Jodhi May, Dhafer L'Abidine, Orla Brady, Shelley Conn and Colin Salmon, Strike Back is a series not to be missed this spring.