‘Strike Back’ Season 5 March Episodes Preview

Strike Back Season 5 March 2018 Episodes
Roxanne McKee, Daniel MacPherson, Trevor Eve, and Warren Brown in ‘Strike Back’ season 5 (Photo by Liam Daniel/CINEMAX)

Cinemax’s action thriller Strike Back continues its fifth season with five new episodes airing in March 2018. The 10 episode fifth season kicked off on February 2, 2018 and stars Warren Brown (Luther, The Dark Knight Rises), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Crossfire, Game of Thrones), and Alin Sumarwata (Burning Man). Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff, Jack Lothian and MJ Bassett serve as executive producers, with Nuala O’Leary producing.

The Season 5 Plot: When fanatical terrorist Omair Idrisi escapes from Syrian authorities with plans to launch an unprecedented attack that could change the face of modern warfare, the ensuing manhunt can only be entrusted to counterterrorism’s best and brightest. Enter Section 20 — the elite, multinational, covert special ops team tasked with tracking down Idrisi and his British co-conspirator wife, Jane Lowry.

Their action-packed manhunt will take the unit across North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, from glitterati soirees to underworld cage fights, as they uncover and attempt to dismantle a vast global web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity.

The Season 5 Characters:

  • Lance Corporal Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) is a crack shot and ready-for-anything gearhead who is looking to make the step up. Genuine and honest to the point of bluntness, she’s the heart and soul of the team.
  • Sergeant Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) is a barroom philosopher who works best alone. Having been burned in the past, Wyatt has no intention of being dragged into a team situation. But what he wants and what he gets are rarely the same thing.
  • Captain Natalie Reynolds (Roxanne McKee) comes from a military family, and excels at psychological profiling and identifying weaknesses in others, although she may be blind to her own faults.
  • Sergeant Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown) is a man of his word, physically capable and driven by a desire to avenge the team he’s lost. He’s easygoing, affable and utterly deadly.

Strike Back March 2018 Episodes:

  • Episode #45 (season 5, episode 5)
    Debut date: FRIDAY, MARCH 2 (10:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT)
    With Dr. Markov (Daniel Cerqueira) under Lowry’s (Katherine Kelly) control, Section 20 attempts to intervene before the lethal Novichok cocktail is completed. Novin (Alin Sumarwata) infiltrates the mansion of Borisovich (Peter Firth), a Belarusian drug lord, in order to gain important intel.
    Written by Jack Lothian; directed by MJ Basset.
  • Episode #46 (season 5, episode 6)
    Debut date: FRIDAY, MARCH 9 (10:00-10:50 p.m.)
    Lowry (Katherine Kelly) recruits Maya (Rhianne Barreto), a young jihadi, to test out the Novichok, and the team races to stop her before the gas is released on unsuspecting civilians. Yuri (Urs Rechn), a brutal hitman working for Borisovich (Peter Firth), is tasked with eliminating the members of Section 20. Dr. Markov (Daniel Cerqueira) faces a dilemma, while Lowry has a revelation.
    Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Debs Paterson.
  • Episode #47 (season 5, episode 7)
    Debut date: FRIDAY, MARCH 16 (10:00-10:50 p.m.)
    In order to keep pace with Lowry (Katherine Kelly), Section 20 looks to track down ex-CIA contractor Rachel Sheridan (Dervla Kirwan), with Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) looking to win the confidence of her estranged daughter, Lila (Sai Bennett). Meanwhile, Jensen’s (Phil Dunster) desire to get closer to Novin (Alin Sumarwata) brings him into the field – and closer to danger.
    Written by Jack Lothian and Simon Allen; directed by Bill Eagles.
  • Episode #48 (season 5, episode 8)
    Debut date: FRIDAY, MARCH 23 (10:00-10:50 p.m.)
    Mac (Warren Brown) and Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) close in on a “black site” harboring a terrorist of interest to Lowry (Katherine Kelly) – as well as Col. Parker (Corey Johnson). Back at work under Donovan’s (Nina Sosanya) watchful eye, Jensen (Phil Dunster) looks to crack a code involving Project Tenebrae.
    Written by Jack Lothian and Simon Allen; directed by Bill Eagles.
  • Episode #49 (season 5, episode 9)
    Debut date: FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (10:00-10:50 p.m.)
    The team races to deliver a package to Donovan (Nina Sosanya), but a familiar adversary causes them problems along the way. A startling revelation changes the game, forcing Reynolds (Roxanne McKee) to make a difficult choice. A cornered Novin (Alin Sumarwata) gets a reprieve from unexpected sources.
    Written by Jack Lothian; directed by MJ Basset.