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Strike Back Trailer: A New-Look Team Tracks Down a Terrorist in Season 5

Strike Back Trailer: A New-Look Team Tracks Down a Terrorist in Season 5
Why, yes, you did just hear something blowing up: Cinemax’s high-octane action series Strike Back is back… and though the Section 20 crew looks different, the explosions sound just the same.

In the trailer for the revamped Season 5 — which you can watch above — we meet Section 20’s new recruits, including British army captain Natalie Reynolds (Game of Thrones alum Roxanne McKee), who’s ready for a fight: “Please tell me this plan involves kicking in some doors.” Soon enough, the team is indeed kicking in doors in an effort to track down madman terrorist Omair Idrisi, who escapes from a
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New Theatre Company to Celebrate Working-Class Voices + More U.K. News

Hello and welcome back to our roundup of news from across the industry. From stage to screens big and small, we’ve got you covered. It’s everything you need to know and all you can’t afford to miss. New company to celebrate northern talent.Playwright Jim Cartwright is to establish a new theatre company based in Salford to showcase the best of northern talent. The writer of “The Rise and Fall of Little Voice” and “Road”, recently revived at The Royal Court, has previously called for the vibrant northern theatre scene and working-class voices to be celebrated. Based in Salford University’s new £55m arts centre, actors Warren Brown (“Luther”) and Julie Hesmondhalgh (“Broadchurch”) are to help launch the company on Dec 1. Also performing “Burning Bright”, a selection of Cartwright’s monologues, will be Sue Johnston and Beverley Callard. It will be the inaugural performance inside the 350 seat New Adelphi,
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Liar: Cancelled or Renewed For Season Two on SundanceTV?

Vulture Watch What will happen to Laura and Andrew when the truth comes out? Will the Liar TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season on SundanceTV? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Liar, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A psychological thriller on the SundanceTV cable channel, Liar stars Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, Rita McDonald Damper, Chu Omambala, Finn Bennett, Akbar Kurtha, Oliver Maltman, Tsion Habte, Ethan Risk, and Frasier Risk. While the widowed Dr. Andrew Earlham (Gruffudd) thinks they had a perfect first date, school
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Liar: Season One Ratings

Is this psychological thriller one of those limited event series that will remain a single installment mini-series, or will ITV and SundanceTV decide to renew their Liar TV show for a second season? If Liar does get a pickup, will it focus on the same characters, or will it morph into an anthology? Stay tuned. A modern exploration of gender politics, Liar stars Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, Rita McDonald Damper, Chu Omambala, Finn Bennett, Akbar Kurtha, Oliver Maltman, Tsion Habte, Ethan Risk, and Frasier Risk. While the widowed Dr. Andrew Earlham (Gruffudd) thinks they had a perfect first date, school teacher Laura Nielson (Froggatt) has a very different perception. The SundanceTV drama examines the respective truths of both Laura and Andrew and ponders where to draw the line between fact and
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Liar: Season Two Ordered by ITV But It Won't Air Soon

ITV isn't lying to you. Digital Spy reports the UK network has ordered a second season of their TV show Liar.Season one of the thriller followed a teacher (Joanne Froggatt) and a highly regarded surgeon (Ioan Gruffudd) who share one date with dire consequences. The cast also included Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, and Rita McDonald Damper.Read More…
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Doctor Who, and the casting of soap stars in the show

Mark Harrison Oct 24, 2017

As Doctor Who series 11 adds a trio of soap opera stars to its cast. And it makes sense...

What do Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh have in common? Other than the fact that they're all joining Jodie Whittaker's Doctor as part of the regular cast of Doctor Who's next series, they've all acted in soap operas. Even 12 years since the show was revived by a former Coronation Street writer, that still makes some fans nervous.

Whatever your thoughts on Corrie, EastEnders and other serial dramas (to give them their proper name – the nickname comes from an outdated observation about soap companies sponsoring many of them), they're the best, most relevant training ground for young actors in British television. It's also more relevant to the experience of working on Doctor Who than you might necessarily expect.

We won't go so far as Doctor Who
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'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates

'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates
A new iteration of Section 20 will "Strike Back" in February, it was announced by Cinemax on Monday.

Season 5 of the action-drama — which now stars Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Dominion) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours) — will premiere Friday, Feb. 2.

"Rellik," an original six-part thriller starring Richard Dormer (tt0944947 auto"Game Of Thrones") as an obsessive and disfigured UK police detective and Jodi Balfour (Quarry) as his intense partner, is set to arrive on Friday, April 13.

RelatedCinemax Picks Up Bruce Lee-Inspired Drama From Banshee Creator

Cinemax also set a
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Strike Back: Cinemax Teases the Series Return

"Dangerous soldiers for dangerous missions." Recently, Cinemax released new previews for the upcoming sixth season of Strike Back. The action drama follows the missions of Section 20, a classified branch of the British Defence Intelligence service. The new cast includes Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee, and Alin Sumarwata.Read More…
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Liar

Network: SundanceTV. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 27, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, Rita McDonald Damper, Chu Omambala, Finn Bennett, Akbar Kurtha, Oliver Maltman, Tsion Habte, Ethan Risk, and Frasier Risk. TV show description: A modern gender politics drama, the Liar TV show comes from Jack Williams and Harry Williams. Throughout the series, the narrative explores conflicting points of view and recollections about the one night two people shared. Bright, blunt, and headstrong, Laura Nielson (Froggatt) is a popular English teacher at the local secondary school. When
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‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama

‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama
TV is no stranger to telling a story from different character angles. Showtime’s “The Affair” has made an entire three-season run out of looking back at key moments in a doomed, dangerous series of romantic encounters, reframing them through the eyes of participants and observers alike.

Liar,” the latest series from Sundance TV looks to be covering that territory in a new way. From creators Harry and Jack Williams (“Fleabag”), “Liar” stars Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd as two people each trying to piece together their versions of what happened on a fateful date.

Read More:Fall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017

Froggatt, best known for her role as Mrs. Bates on “Downton Abbey,” stars as a teacher whose evening with surgeon Andrew (Gruffudd) leads to a swirl of violence, trauma, and accusations. Sundance has released its latest teaser for the series, told from Laura’s point of view.
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‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama

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‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama
TV is no stranger to telling a story from different character angles. Showtime’s “The Affair” has made an entire three-season run out of looking back at key moments in a doomed, dangerous series of romantic encounters, reframing them through the eyes of participants and observers alike.

Liar,” the latest series from Sundance TV looks to be covering that territory in a new way. From creators Harry and Jack Williams (“Fleabag”), “Liar” stars Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd as two people each trying to piece together their versions of what happened on a fateful date.

Read More:Fall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017

Froggatt, best known for her role as Mrs. Bates on “Downton Abbey,” stars as a teacher whose evening with surgeon Andrew (Gruffudd) leads to a swirl of violence, trauma, and accusations. Sundance has released its latest teaser for the series, told from Laura’s point of view.
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Liar: SundanceTV Unveils Teaser & Art for Thriller TV Series

Check out the new season one key art poster (above) and teaser (below), for the new Liar TV show. A psychological thriller from creators Harry Williams and Jack Williams, Liar premieres on Sundance TV on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Liar stars Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Shelley Conn, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Danny Webb, Chu Omambala, and Akbar Kurtha. The six-part SundanceTV series is from Two Brothers Pictures and is co-produced with ITV and All3 Media. Read More…
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Strike Back: Production Begins on a New Season with a New Cast

Production has begun on the new season of the Strike Back TV show. The Cinemax series is returning for what the cable network refers to as season five, but which is season six on Sky. The numbering has to do with how the seasons were released in the Us, so let's just blame the Metric System.Strike Back stars Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee, and Alin Sumarwata. Check out this Cinemax press release for more details on the return of Section 20. Read More…
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‘Strike Back’: Cinemax Rounds Out Cast As Season 5 Production Begins

Nina Sosanya (David Brent: Life on the Road, Love Actually), Katherine Kelly (The Night Manager, Happy Valley) and Trevor Eve (Death of a Farmer, Troy) round out the Season 5 cast of Cinemax and Sky’s reboot of Strike Back. They join previously announced new series stars Warren Brown as “Mac” McAllister, Daniel MacPherson as Samuel Wyatt, Roxanne McKee as Natalie Reynolds and Alin Sumarwata as Gracie Novin. Filming has begun on the new season — its sixth overall and fifth…
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50 Cent's Punch Victim Lawyers Up For Lawsuit (Video)

  • TMZ
The woman 50 Cent punched square in the chest is now going full bore against the rapper ... lawyering up for a lawsuit. Donnetta Derr has a law firm behind her that will sue 50 early next week. She'll also sue The Lox, with whom Fiddy performed, and the venue, Baltimore Soundstage. TMZ broke the story ... 50 was performing last week when the woman grabbed his arm and pulled him off stage. 50 retaliated with a vicious punch. Donnetta later
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Strike Back Reboot Gets Series Order

Strike Back Reboot Gets Series Order
Strike Back is, well, striking back.

Cinemax and UK co-producer Sky have ordered a reboot of the action series, which ran on the U.S. network for five seasons with stars Sullivan Stapleton (Blindspot) and Philip Winchester (Chicago Justice), our sister site Deadline reports.

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The new take will be headlined by Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones) and Warren Brown (Luther) as the Section program’s resurrected unit, which must track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. As the team journeys across the Middle East and Europe,
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Cinemax Revives ‘Strike Back’ for Rebooted Season With New Cast

Cinemax Revives ‘Strike Back’ for Rebooted Season With New Cast
Strike Back” is coming back to TV.

Cinemax has ordered a reboot of the military action series with an entirely new cast and characters, Variety has confirmed.

Strike Back’s” last season concluded in July 2015 on Cinemax, after the network announced that the season would be the show’s final. Before the four original seasons aired on Cinemax, the first season of the franchise, “Strike Back: Origins,” aired on the U.K.’s Sky1.

The new, revitalized version on Cinemax will star Alin Sumarwata, Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee and Warren Brown. Andy Harries, an alum of the “Strike Back” franchise, brought back the series, which hails from his Left Bank Pictures. Jack Lothian is the writer and showrunner.

The first season of the British “Strike Back” starred “The Walking Dead’s” Andrew Lincoln and Richard Armitage, and also aired on Cinemax in 2013. The remaining four seasons on Cinemax were toplined by Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester. (Stapleton
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‘Strike Back’ Reboot Gets Series Order By Cinemax & Sky, Sets Core Cast

Strike Back is back. A new incarnation of the popular action series with new characters and a new cast has been greenlighted by Cinemax and Sky to film in 2017. Aussies Alin Sumarwata an Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles) and English actors Roxanne McKee (Dominion) and Warren Brown (Luther) are set to star in the new season of the show — its sixth overall and fifth on Cinemax — from the franchise’s executive producer Andy Harries of Left Bank Pictures. I hear…
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8 Emmy-Nominated Shows You Should Be Watching - but Probably Aren't

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8 Emmy-Nominated Shows You Should Be Watching - but Probably Aren't
You know those TV shows that everyone in your Twitter feed can't stop talking about? The ones you keep meaning to get into on your next Netflix binge-watch, but then never manage to actually get started? Well, now that they're officially Emmy nominees, it's time for you to finally add these critically acclaimed shows to your DVR queue. Forget fall: it's now binge-watching season. The Americans FX's cult hit spy drama has earned raves from fans and television critics alike thanks to its emotionally complex portrayal of the professional and personal lives of two Russian Kgb officers posing as a married couple.
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Luther: Season Five? Idris Elba Wants to Play the Character Again

Fans who are clamoring for a fifth season of the Luther TV series on BBC America and BBC One can get in line behind the man himself. While promoting Star Trek Beyond, Luther star Idris Elba told ITV's This Morning correspondent, Alison Hammond, that he would like to make another series (season) of Luther.Watch the segment, below. The fourth season Luther cast includes: Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Ruth Wilson, Laura Haddock, John Heffernan, and Patrick Malahide.Read More…
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