Coming off their first, and successful, appearance at San Diego Comic Con International, the folks from Cinemax and "Strike Back" are gearing up for a new season of the addictive, action-packed drama with a new trailer that will be shown in movie theaters beginning today.
If you go to "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Ted" this weekend, get there early to see Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton and Rhona Mitra tear up the big screen. In the coming weeks, you can see it at screenings of "The Bourne Legacy," "The Expendables 2" and "Total Recall."
You can check it out here, but I guarantee it'll blow you away in theaters. I had the pleasure of seeing the first two episodes in a movie theater at Comic Con a few weeks back. The production values and locations for the series are feature-film worthy. Totally ... awesome ... show.
Filmed mostly in South Africa, the realistic series plunges viewers deep into the world of Section 20, an elite military black ops unit within the British government. Although Section 20 is fictional, it is based on counterterrorism units that do operate around the world. The series' writers use current world events as story points for the action, and real military operatives serve as consultants and trainers for the actors.
"They're tough mother [bleepers]," Stapleton told me during Comic Con.
The new promo gives some clues as to what the show's heroes, Damian Scott (Stapleton) and Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Winchester), are up to in the wake of Season 1's shocking finale which I won't explain here so those of you who didn't watch can pick up the Season 1 DVD when it drops Aug. 7. (If you do want to know, click the "finale recap" link to the left.) Prepare to be blown away my friends.
You'll see Mitra in the trailer, too. She joins the show this season as the mysterious and deadly Rachel Dalton.
Enjoy and keep checking back here for more on "Strike Back," which last week earned an Emmy nomination for its opening title sequence. I spent a good chunk of time with the cast at Comic Con and will have interviews, videos and photos to share before the two-hour Season 2 premiere at 9 p.m. Aug. 17 on Cinemax and throughout the season.
Check out the official Season 2 poster below.
Sullivan Stapleton (left), Philip Winchester and "Strike Back" return for Season 2 at 9 p.m. Aug. 17 on Cinemax. Pick up the Season 1 DVD on Aug. 7.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times