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Fourth, final season of high-powered Cinemax series 'Strike Back' now on Blu-ray, DVD
Strike Back Saison 4
is airing on France's Canal+, Starting December 8.
- Some behind the scene photos:
(photos courtesy of Will Yun Lee and Masa Yamaguchi)
- More stills:
- Cinemax video: Strike Back Season 4: Episode 7 - Clip 1
- Images from Strike Back: Legacy
- TV Promos: Strike Back Season 4-6
- Cinemax video: Strike Back Season 4: How To Say Goodbye To Sergeant Julia Richmond
- More Strike Back: Legacy
- Cinemax video: Strike Back Season 4: New Arrivals
- MStars News: Michelle Yeoh: 'Strike Back' Season 4 on Cinemax, 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel & More!
Ep. 32 Preview (00:30)
Ep. 32 Recap (00:35)
Ep. 33 Preview (00:30)
Starpulse: Michelle Yeoh Is 'Strike Back's' Killer Woman
Entertainment Weekly: 'Strike Back' moment of the week: Till death do they part
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!
- Strike Back: Legacy
continues on Sky 1 in the U.K.. The series will begin to air in the U.S. on Cinemax on July 31st and in Asia on HBO Asia on August 1st.
- New York Times: 'Strike Back,' on Cinemax, Returns to Overwhelm Bad Guys Everywhere
- More images:
- "KoreAm" interview: Will Yun Lee Plays a North Korean Villain Who Finds Love in 'Strike Back'
Stonebridge doesn't do confessions
Work Hard, Play Hard
Robson Green and Michelle Yeoh talk about filming the new series of Strike Back
Cinemax video: Strike Back Season 4: Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh as Li-Na in Strike Back: Legacy
Strike Back Season 4: Trailer (Cinemax)
Starting in the U.S. on July 31st.
Behind the scene: Michelle Yeoh as Mei Foster/ Li-Na in Strike Back: Legacy
(1) Michelle as Mei Foster
Strike Back: Legacy
(2) on set: director Michael J. Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Tim McInnerny, Robson Green
(3) director Julian Holmes, Michelle, Masa Yamaguchi
(4) Michelle and Masa Yamaguchi
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|3||Julian Holmes||Thriller||45m 2s||strong langauge, violence, sex||15|
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|5||Brandan Maher||Action, Drama||44m 44s||strong language, violence||15|
|6||Brendan Maher||Action, Drama, Thriller||44m 38s||strong violence, threat, scene of torture||15|
|7||Michael J Bassett||Drama||45m 53s||trong language, violence, sex||15|
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|10||Michael J Bassett||Drama||45m 25s||strong language, violence, sex||15|
The final season - Strike Back: Legacy
- begins to air tonight on Sky1 (U.K.).
Stills from the final series of Strike Back
(1) Michelle Yeoh as Mei Foster/Li-Na   (2) Robson Green returns as Lt. Col. Philip Locke
(3) Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester as Sgt. Damien Scott & Sgt. Michael Stonebridge
Sky1 has revealed the first plot details (SPOILER ALERT)
: Set in Thailand, the new season opens when Chloe, the daughter of British ambassador Robin Foster (McInnerny), is kidnapped. Section 20 is called in and it quickly becomes apparent that they're dealing with more than a high-profile snatch'n'grab after Chloe falls into the hands of gangster Ray McQueen (Beesley), a puppet whose strings are being pulled by a higher power.
The plot will eventually lead them to North Korea.
As previously announced, Michelle plays Mei Foster, the wife of the British Ambassador to Thailand Robin Foster.
Gazette Herald: Robson Green has a blast with Strike Back stunts
Whats on TV: Robson Green: 'This series of Strike Back is off the scale!' (video)
Robson Green talks about Strike Back
Daily Star: Strike Back: Robson Green gets kicked by ballerina Michelle Yeoh in new series (SPOILER ALERT)
Mirror: Robson Green admits he struggles to perform his own stunts
Cast Interviews - published by U.K. Sky One.
Robson Green & Michelle Yeoh Interview
(02:02, region restricted)
Sullivan Stapleton & Philip Winchester Interview
Michael J. Bassett said he just approved the final sound mix for the final season of Strike Back
. "Action-packed, emotional, and uplifting. I'm so proud of this season," said the director.
Strike Back Season 4: Official Teaser Trailer (Cinemax)
Strike Back Series 5 Trailer (Sky1)
Michelle Yeoh as Mei Foster in Strike Back (video scans)
The premiere dates of the final season of Strike Back
has been announced: June 3rd in U.K. (SkyTV) and July 31 in U.S. (Cinemax).
Strike Back Season 4: Production Recon #3 - Krabi, Thailand (01:25)
Strike Back Season 4: Production Recon #4 - Helicopter Evacuation (01:41)
Cinemax video: Strike Back Season 4: Production Recon #2 - Budapest, Hungary (01:25, featuring Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton and director Michael J. Bassett)
- Director Michael J Bassett said in his Twitter last week that he has finished editing all six of his episodes of the final season of Strike Back
. He will be working on sound and music in a few weeks. It is expected to premiere in the U.S. on Cinemax in the early summer.
- Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist and UFC fighter, has a recurring role in the final season. Bisping, who shot his scenes for Strike Back
last year in Thailand, said in an interview with FOX: "It's a small part, but it was a lot of fun. A couple of episodes and it was awesome." "I had no idea how big a show, it's a huge production. It was a lot of fun, and I can't wait to see it."
- Excerpts from a recent interview
with English actor Robson Green who reprises his recurring role of Lieutenant Colonel Philip Locke in the final season:
"I had been playing a lieutenant colonel in the SAS saving the Western world from dissident rogue elements of North Korea, the IRA, the Yakuza and Office 39 who were trying to launch a nuclear attack against Britain as well as America in the TV series Strike Back
"... I got to see special effects, the likes of which I never thought I'd see in my career, and then there was also just the action side of it and being able to do these things that were required in the scripts. That meant getting up every morning and going to a two-hour boot camp workout. While I was quite fit at the age of 21, at the age of 50 I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. That's purely because of Strike Back and a guy named Adam Sheppard, who I worked with and got me in shape for the part. I loved every minute of Strike Back, I truly did."
Cinemax (U.S.) announced that Strike Back
Season 4 will premiere this summer, with the final 10 episodes of the series.
"STRIKE BACK returns for its fourth and final season this summer. In the new episodes, Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge, along with the rest of Section 20, are enlisted to crack a missing-persons case in Bangkok. This elite undercover unit of British intelligence quickly realizes that what seems on the surface to be a simple kidnapping is actually the first step in a massive terrorist plot with global implications. Scott, Stonebridge and the team crisscross Asia and Europe, battling Japanese Yakuza, Russian Mafia, cyberterrorists, elite mercenaries and other deadly forces."
Director Michael J. Bassett wrapped the filming of the final season of Strike Back
in Thailand on December 18th. "What a wild and crazy ride this year has been," commented the director on his twitter.
(1) British mixed martial arts champion and UFC fighter Michael Bisping (back center) joined the filming
(2) actress Michelle Lukes with a winged horse
Over last weekend, some residents in Bekasmegyer, a neighborhood in Budapest, Hungary, were surprised that one of their streets was transformed: flags of North Korea were hanging everywhere, and communist propaganda billboards could be seen next to the road.
Similarly, in early November, someone showed photos of a building at Szent Istvan University, Budapest, which had been covered by North Korean flags. "Kim Jong-un is not visiting here, is he?" A local netizen quipped. "What is going on?"
Yes you guessed it - the Strike Back
production team used locations in Hungary to stand in for North Korea.
BTW, have you noticed that the name of Michelle's character, Li-Na, is a Korean name?
a street in Bekasmegyer transformed to Pyongyang
(1) building in Szent Istvan University with North Korean signs
(2) Hungary stands in for North Korea   (3) old power plant
some filming took place near the Matra Power Plant in the valley
of the Matra mountains northeast of Budapest
(photos from "Cink", "Faceportal" etc)
Main part of the Budapest filming has wrapped. A part of the team is heading to Thailand for a few more weeks to finish the final season of the series. Some filming is still continuing in Hungary. The release date of the series has not been announced but it is expected in early 2015.
(1) wrap up dinner in Budapest, Nov 28   (2) returning cast: Milauna Jackson, Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester,
Robson Green, Michelle Lukes
(3) Will Yun Lee and Michelle Yeoh, new additions to the final season (offset photo)
has been filming in Budapest, Hungary and will continue there for a few more weeks. Meanwhile, director Michael J. Bassett has been in Thailand, scouting locations for another part of filming. The ten episodes of the final season will be directed by Michael J. Bassett, Julian Holmes, and Brendan Maher.
From Budapest, Hungary:
(1) (L to R) Will Yun Lee, Michelle, Sullivan Stapleton, and director Michael J. Bassett at a dinner
(2) Michelle with Czech born actress Tereza Srbova
(3) actor William Brand, Michelle, and actress Jane May Graves
(1) Michelle (L) and Will Yun Lee on set, Oct 21
(2) set photo: "clowning around", Oct 19
A few days after wrapping up her part in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend
, Michelle joined Strike Back
filming in Budapest.
Some set photos from Budapest, Hungary, August/September 2014.
(3) director, screenwriter, and co-executive producer Michael J. Bassett with
actors Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester
(photo credit: Michael J. Bassett)
Some photos from the Thailand shooting in the spring 2014:
(1) Michelle Yeoh during the Thailand filming
(2-3) Michelle Yeoh (in black) with cast and crew members in Krabi, Thailand, March 2014
It was officially announced that Michelle Yeoh has joined the final season of the British/American hit action/drama series Strike Back
. The action and military television series premiered in the U.K. in 2010 and in the U.S. in 2011. The final season of ten episodes is currently under production.
In her first ever role for television, Michelle will play the wife of the British Ambassador to Thailand, played by English actor Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill
"I'm delighted to be joining the cast of Strike Back and incredibly excited to be working with Sky and Left Bank," said Michelle. "As an actor, it's always challenging to try new things. She is a fascinating character and I can't wait to play her."
Returning to lead the cast once again are Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton, American actor Philip Winchester and English actor, singer and television presenter Robson Green, who reprise their on screen roles as counterterrorism operatives Sgt. Damien Scott and Sgt. Michael Stonebridge and Section 20 leader, Col. Philip Locke.
New cast members for this season also include English actor and musician Max Beesley (Mad Dogs
) who will take on the role of an ex-pat gangster, and (ethnic Korean) American actor Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine
, Die Another Day
) who will play a villainous role as a member of the North Korean State Security Department.
Cameron Roach, an executive producer and acting head of drama for Sky said: "It's fantastic to have Michelle and Max join the cast of Strike Back for its final season, which will be its biggest ever. Strike Back is the perfect show for Sky 1, its fast paced, quick witted and energetic. We're privileged to work with Michelle in her first ever television role and it's always a pleasure working with Max who is returning to the channel after the huge success of Mad Dogs."
The production first began at the end of January 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. A bulk of the filming took place in Thailand until March and the production was scheduled to move to Budapest, Hungary afterwards. However, it was halted for six months due to Sullivan Stapleton's injury (in a non-set related accident). The production resumed this month in Europe and will move to Thailand again later in the year.
The ten episodes will be directed by Michael J. Bassett, Julian Holmes, and Brendan Maher. Andy Harries and his Left Bank Pictures (which produced Michelle's The Lady
) produces the series.
The final season (Season 4 in the U.S. and Season 5 in the U.K.) of Strike Back
will air on CINEMAX (U.S.) and Sky (U.K.) in 2015.
CINEMAX Press Release
Sky: Michelle Yeoh, Max Beesley & Tim Mcinnerny join the cast of Strike Back for the final season
Hollywood Reporter: Cinemax's Strike Back Resumes Production, Adds Cast for 2015 Return
Variety: Michelle Yeoh and Will Yun Lee Join Final Season of Strike Back
Cinemax video: Strike Back Season 4: Production Recon #1 - Thai Marketplace (00:54)
featuring Philip Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton
leftbankpictures: Strike Back (Series 5)
Wikipedia: Strike Back