10:17am PT by Jethro Nededog
Cinemax Renews Action Series, 'Strike Back,' for Season 2
Cinemax has given its first original scripted primetime series, Strike Back, another season, the network announced on Thursday.
The action series will return for a second season with 10 new episodes in 2012. Production will begin in South Africa early next year.
The network will continue co-producing the series with Left Bank and Sky. It will also preserve its lead creative team with executive producer Andy Harries, series producer Michael Casey and head of production Marigo Kehoe. Sky’s Huw Kennair-Jones will executive produce. Also returning to direct the series are Bill Eagles, Paul Wilmshurst, and Tony Saint, who will also write a number of episodes and co-executive produce.
The series follows two intelligence agents, British Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and former U.S. Delta Force officer Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) -- both members of an elite counter-terrorism team.
Season 1 is currently airing new episodes on Fridays at 10 p.m. with its season finale on Oct. 21.
As part of its original programming push, Cinemax is also developing a new series with True Blood executive producer Alan Ball, one based on the Transporter film franchise, and a drama project from feature writers Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore.
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