STRIKE BACK is a Cinemax Presentation in association with British Sky Broadcasting Limited; a Left Bank Pictures Production; executive producer, Andy Harries; co-executive producers, Michael J. Bassett, James Dormer; co-producer: Bill Shephard; producers, Selwyn Roberts (episodes 31-34), Chris Thompson (episodes 35-40); series producers, Michael Casey, Sharon Hughff.
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Sept. 11 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 12 (9:00 p.m., 11:55 p.m.), 13 (4:30 p.m.), 14 (8:00 p.m., 1:10 a.m.) and 16 (9:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.)
In North Korea, Mei (Michelle Yeoh) – now embracing her real name, Li-Na – is tasked by her mentor, Moon Young-Su (Kwang-Hoon Na), to pry a confession out of Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), using Finn (Christian Antidormi) as leverage. Meanwhile, Locke (Robson Green) and Martinez (Milauna Jackson) recruit a familiar face in Russia to help get them into North Korea and attempt a dangerous rescue operation.
Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Brendan Maher.
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Sept. 18 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 19 (9:00 p.m., 11:50 p.m.), 20 (4:10 p.m.), 21 (8:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 23 (9:00 p.m., 11:50 p.m.)
In Vienna, the cloned phone of Myshkin (Alex Humes), a Russian mob leader, leads Locke, Nina (Tereza Srbova), Scott and Stonebridge into a public plaza – the site of a rendezvous between Kwon (Will Yun Lee) and Oppenheimer (Michael McElhatton), who is the world’s most dangerous bomb maker, and a man Locke dearly wants to apprehend. Later, Scott and Stonebridge crash a daring bank heist orchestrated by Kwon and Li-Na in search of a one-of-a-kind document that holds the key to their diabolical plans.
Written by Richard Zajdlic & Ed Whitmore; directed by Michael J. Bassett.
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Sept. 25 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 26 (9:00 p.m., 11:45 p.m.), 27 (3:50 p.m.), 28 (8:00 p.m., 12:40 a.m.) and 30 (9:00 p.m., 11:45 p.m.)
With an assist from Nina, Scott and Stonebridge track down Matthias (Ryan Sampson), an eccentric young encryption analyst hired by Kwon and Li-Na to access vital nuclear-material codes. Later, Locke comes face-to-face with his nemesis, while Scott and Stonebridge intercept the interceptors of a key convoy.
Written by Ed Whitmore & Jack Lothian; directed by Michael J. Bassett.