‘Strike Back’ Season 6 Begins Shooting in Malaysia

Strike Back Cast
Warren Brown, Alin Sumarwata, and Daniel MacPherson in ‘Strike Back’ season 5 (Photo: Liam Daniel/CINEMAX)

Production is now underway on the sixth season of the action thriller Strike Back. Season six is being shot in Malaysia and will be made up of 10 episodes.

The season six cast features returning Strike Back stars Warren Brown (Luther, The Dark Knight Rises), Daniel MacPherson (A Wrinkle in Time), and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours, Burning Man). Joining the series for the new season are Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and Yasemin Allen (Water and Fire).

Strike Back has reestablished Cinemax as a destination for adrenalized, entertaining action series,” stated HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming President Kary Antholis. “We are delighted to offer Section 20 the opportunity to continue saving the world from mayhem and destruction.”

“We’re delighted to be back with Cinemax and Sky for a new season of Strike Back. We have fantastic actors and crew members who work incredibly hard to provide big-screen action for the small screen, with all the drama, high stakes, and mayhem that involves, and I can’t wait for the audience to see the twists and turns we’ve got lined up,” added writer and executive producer Jack Lothian.

The Plot: When a Russian bomber crashes in the South China Sea, the covert special-ops soldiers of Section 20 — Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown), Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) and Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) — are sent on a mission to investigate. There, they cross paths with Katrina Zarkova (Yasemin Allen), a rogue Russian operative with questionable loyalties.

Under orders of the new commanding officer, Col. Alexander Coltrane (Jamie Bamber), Section 20 pursues stolen contents of the Russian jet across Southeast Asia. They will work alongside the Malaysian police to shut down a Triad gang in Kuala Lumpur, uncover a corrupt plot by a wealthy Indian businesswoman running for Parliament and plunge into the jungles of the Golden Triangle in Myanmar, facing off against mercenary drug agents and terrifying warlords, as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens to push the world to the brink of global conflict.