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
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.
InEastern 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.
For Movie Central (Western Canada): Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) Ellery Ulster,416.956.8638
SOURCE: Movie Central
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