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Clunes will also appear as former MI6 agent Sebastian Gray, now an intelligence officer operating out of Beirut, Sky has confirmed.
Additional details have also been revealed about Green's character - Lt Colonel Philip Locke is a new commanding officer in chief who takes charge of anti-terrorism agency Section 20.
Clunes, Green and Scott join returning cast members Philip Winchester (Michael Stonebridge), Sullivan Stapleton (Damian Scott) and Rhona Mitra (Rachel Dalton) in the fourth season of Strike Back - the third co-produced by Sky and Us cable channel Cinemax.
"It is great to be working alongside Section 20 and being part of an 'Elite Team' for Sky," said Green. "Strike Back is a quality »
The story deals with an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. "Homeland" producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff will also executive produce. [Source: The Live Feed]
Caroline Skinner, who came onto the show as executive producer starting with 2011's Christmas special (replacing the outgoing Piers Wenger and Beth Willis), will depart at the end of the current seventh season.
Head of Drama at BBC Wales, Faith Penhale, will take over Skinner's duties for the soon-to-be-filmed 50th anniversary episode. Skinner will continue working on BBC2's one-off drama "An Adventure In Space and Time". Steven Moffat remains onboard as show runner. [Source: Dw News]
- Garth Franklin
Nick Lachey and his witty zingers may soon be returning to NBC.
The a cappella competition show’s upcoming cycle will return to the holiday season format used in Seasons 1 and 2, as opposed to the super-sized fall 2011 Season 3 run that earned sub-par ratings. No word yet on whether judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Sara Bareilles and host Lachey will return.
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- Megan Masters
Both actors will appear in the action drama's fourth season - the third co-produced by Sky and Cinemax.
Scott will play a rogue operative named James Leatherby, according to Deadline.
The new series of Strike Back - commissioned in October last year - is expected to air in the Us and UK in late 2013.
Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives), Milauna Jackson (Blood Done Sign My Name) and Robson Green (Wire In The Blood) have been added to the cast of Cinemax‘s action drama Strike Back as it starts production on a 10-episode Season 3. (Watch the teaser below.) The trio joins returning cast members Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Rhona Mitra, Michelle Lukes and Liam Garrigan. Green plays a new member of Section 20, Scott a rogue operative James Leatherby, and Jackson is a key player who crosses paths with the counterterrorism team. In Strike Back’s third season, counterterrorism unit Section 20 pursues a deadly terrorist network from Colombia to Beirut to Europe, uncovering deadly plots that reach to the West. Returning directors are Michael J. Bassett (who also serves as co-executive producer), Julian Holmes and Paul Wilmshurst; returning writers are Simon Burke, James Dormer, John Simpson and Richard Zajdlic. Cinemax is producing with Left Bank Pictures and Sky. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
That fisherman Robson Green – wasn't he an actor once?
• Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge on Demand 5
• Food & Drink on BBC iPlayer
No names, no pack drill and all that. But it's not hard to come up with a long list of actors and celebs who will do anything to get television airtime. In the lulls between drama series or films, they always seem to have time for a guest appearance on chat shows, quiz shows, cookery shows, sitcoms, reality shows. Anything with a camera, really. Robson Green seems to be an exception. Having carved out a successful career as a lead actor in some extremely popular television dramas – the less said about his singing career the better – Green appears to have turned his back on anything that interrupts his fishing.
At least, that's how it feels. It's been six years since Channel 5 handed him his dream job of flying to all »
- John Crace
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