- STRIKE BACK - Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton reprise their
on-screen partnership -
- Multiple platform audiences get an early look at each episode one week
before the broadcast, starting August 9 -
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TORONTO, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Bell Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), presents Season 3 of Cinemax's high-octane,
globe-spanning series, STRIKE BACK. Shot on location in South Africa and Hungary, the series returns with
a 10-episode third season, as Section 20 crosses the globe to take down
a terrorist group and stop potential international threats. STRIKE BACK premieres on Friday, August 16 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada.
Starting August 9, multiple platform audiences get the first look at Season 3 when
episodes become available one week before broadcast through TMN GO, HBO Canada OnDemand and HBO Canada OnLine.
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In the new season, the stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 pursues
a deadly terrorist network from Colombia to Lebanon to Eastern Europe,
uncovering deadly plots that threaten the West. The team tracks the
elusive terrorist al-Zuhari and his well-financed drug cartel partners
as they target European and American interests, both at home and
abroad, including Section 20 itself. As they often must do, the
Section 20 team is forced to resort to extraordinary measures to
protect the greater good, making some members question their future
with the unit.
Philip Winchester (Crusoe, CAMELOT) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom, the upcoming 300: Rise of an Empire) reprise their onscreen partnership as counterterrorism operatives Sgt.
Michael Stonebridge and Sgt. Damien Scott in the third season.
The returning cast also includes Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) as Maj. Rachel Dalton, Michelle Lukes (Alexander) as Sgt. Julia Richmond and Liam Garrigan (THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH) as
Sgt. Liam Baxter. New cast members include Robson Green (WIRE IN THE
BLOOD) as a new member of Section 20, Dougray Scott (DESPERATE
HOUSEWIVES) as rogue operative James Leatherby and Milauna Jackson (Blood Done Sign My Name) as a key player who crosses paths with the counterterrorism team.
Returning directors are Michael J. Bassett (who also serves as
co-executive producer), Julian Holmes and Paul Wilmshurst; returning
writers are Simon Burke, James Dormer, John Simpson and Richard
STRIKE BACK is a Cinemax Presentation in association with British Sky Broadcasting
Limited; a Left Bank Pictures Production. Executive producer is Andy
Harries; series producer is Michael Casey; co-executive producers are
Michael J. Bassett, James Dormer and Tim Vaughan; producers are Selwyn
Roberts and Chris Thompson; co-producer is Bill Shepard.
In Western Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition on HBO
Canada HD; on demand, via mobile and online with participating service
In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition and on
TMN GO, HBO Canada OnDemand and HBO Canada OnLine.
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About HBO Canada
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO's current slate of signature dramatic
and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen
programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events,
behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all
in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in
high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN
GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more
information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is
part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications
company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a
market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets
in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing
and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
SOURCE: Movie Central
For further information:
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Ellery Ulster, 416.956.8638 or firstname.lastname@example.org