Strike Back will be overseen by a familiar face: Jack Lothian, who penned a few episodes of the fourth season, will serve as head writer and showrunner. He will executive produce alongside Andy Harries, who developed the novel for television. Sharon Hughff will also exec produce alongside Michael J. Bassett, the drama’s go-to director. Bill Shephard will produce. Strike Back will continue to be produced by Left Bank Pictures.
The new incarnation will center on the Section program, disavowed and disbanded, that is restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity. As the team journey across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy which threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever.