First look: Poster for Series 2 of Richard Armitage’s ‘Strike Back’

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HBO’s Cinemax channel have unveiled a brand new poster for the second series of Sky1’s action drama Strike Back, starring Richard Armitage (Spooks).

Conceived from the novels by ex-SAS soldier Chris Ryan, Series 1 aired on Sky1 in May 2010 and co-starred Andrew Lincoln (Teachers), Orla Brady (Fringe), Shelley Conn (Mistresses) and Colin Salmon (Die Another Day).

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Jointly commissioned by Sky and HBO/Cinemax, Strike Back will increase its run from 6 to 10 parts for its second series, filmed on location in South Africa and Hungary.

Two new characters will join Richard Armitage as John Porter for Series 2. American actor Philip Winchester will play Section 20 officer Michael Stonebridge and Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton will play former US Special Forces operative Damien Scott.

The second series will feature “original storylines that run across globe-spanning settings as a former US Special Forces operative teams up with Section 20 to stop an international terrorist group”.