‘STRIKE BACK’ RETURNS FOR A 4TH & FINAL SEASON ON MAX PRIME
From the tropical beaches of Thailand to the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps, Strike Back returns for its ten-episode, fourth and final season on Monday, August 3rd in the Caribbean exclusively on MAX Prime, a channel from the HBO/MAX premium package. All four seasons of the exhilarating, globe-spanning thriller are based on the novels by Chris Ryan, the pen name of a real-life former British Special Forces operative.
When Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) of the elite British intelligence undercover unit Section 20 set out to crack a missing-persons case in Bangkok, they quickly realize that what seems to be a simple kidnapping is actually the first step in a massive terrorist plot with global implications. Stonebridge, Scott and the rest of their team soon find themselves crisscrossing Asia and Europe as they battle Japanese Yakuza, Russian Mafia, cyberterrorists, elite mercenaries and other deadly forces.
Also returning this season are Robson Green, Michelle Lukes and Milauna Jackson as Scott and Stonebridge’s Section 20 colleagues.
New cast members include Michelle Yeoh, Dustin Clare, Will Yun Lee (HBO’s “True Blood”), James Wilby, Adrian Paul, Joseph Gatt (HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and MAX Prime’s “Banshee”), Christian Antidormi and British mixed martial arts champion and UFC fighter Michael Bisping, along with Michael McElhatton (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Max Beesley, Tim McInnerny, Leo Gregory, Mark Griffin, Wolf Kahler, Andrew Pleavin, Eliza Hope Bennett and Masa Yamaguchi.
Season four episodes are directed by Michael J. Bassett, who also serves as co-executive producer; Julian Holmes; and Brendan Maher; and written by Bassett, Jack Lothian, James Dormer, Richard Zajdli, Ed Whitmore and Tim Vaughan.
AUGUST EPISODE SUMMARIES:
- Episode 1 (Monday, Aug. 3)
On the eve of an historic nuclear-weapons summit with a North Korean delegation, Robin Foster (Tim McInnerny), the British Ambassador to Thailand, learns that his daughter Chloe (Eliza Hope Bennett) has been kidnapped by a ruthless Bangkok gang led by expatriate Ray McQueen (Max Beesley). Racing against the clock to locate her, Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and their Section 20 team – including boss Phillip Locke (Robson Green) and agents Julie Richmond (Michelle Lukes) and Kim Martinez (Milauna Jackson) – track the thugs through the canals and streets of Thailand. When their efforts stall, Foster ends up following his own instincts, despite the chance that things could get worse before they get better.
- Episode 3 (Monday, Aug. 17)
Section 20 discover that Mei Foster (Michelle Yeoh), the ambassador’s wife, is a North Korean agent (real name Li-Na) who is in business with the Yakuza. As the Yakuza launch attacks on Section 20, the team must figure out what the Japanese gangsters are doing for Mei before it is too late.
- Episode 4 (Monday, Aug. 24)
After the team discovers the true nature of Li-Na’s rogue plans, they shift into high gear to stop the deal between the Yakuza and Office 39 from going ahead. But when their mission collides with that of two private military contractors, things get a lot more complicated.