HBO Canada Pumps Up the Action This August With Season 3 of Cinemax's STRIKE BACK, Premiering August 16

- 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 Zajdlic.

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 providers.

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 ellery.ulster@bellmedia.ca

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