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Strike Back: Project Dawn (2011)




Critic Consensus: Strike Back doesn't have much depth, but still offers a solid fix for viewers seeking an explosive espionage thriller.


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A high-octane, globe-spanning thriller with storylines ripped from today's headlines, Strike Back is a one-hour drama series that focuses on two members of a top-secret anti-terrorist organization known as Section 20: Michael Stonebridge, a British sergeant in the ultra secret Section 20 anti-terrorist team, and Damien Scott, a Delta Forces operative who was disgraced and discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The 10-episode season follows Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) as they criss-cross the globe on the trail of a deadly international terrorist named Latif, who is planning a major attack involving a cache of WMD that could have global repercussions. Within the season-long arc involving the search for Latif (code-named "Project Dawn"), five separate adventures will be presented, each played out over two episodes. Sexy, suspenseful and action-packed, the series is set in exotic locations and has an abundance of twists and turns, as the two protagonists venture into New Delhi, Cape Town, Darfur and beyond to thwart the bad intentions of terrorists intent on bringing anarchy and destruction to our planet.


Sullivan Stapleton
as Damien Scott
Richard Armitage
as John Porter
Philip Winchester
as Michael Stonebridge
Amanda Mealing
as Col. Eleanor Grant
Andrew Lincoln
as Hugh Collinson
Eva Birthistle
as Capt. Kate Marshall
Orla Brady
as Katie Dartmouth
Shelley Conn
as Danni Prendiville
Colin Salmon
as James Middleton
Jodhi May
as Leyla Thompson
Rhona Mitra
as Rachel Dalton
Dougray Scott
as James Leatherby
Rhashan Stone
as Maj. Oliver Sinclair
Michelle Lukes
as Sgt. Julia Richmond
Milauna Jackson
as Kim Martinez
Zubin Varla
as Leo Kamali
Ewen Bremner
as Gerald Baxter
Alexander Siddig
as Zahar Sharq
Toby Stephens
as Frank Arlington
David Harewood
as Col. Tshuma
Jimi Mistry
as Maj. Ashkani
Shaun Parkes
as Felix Masuku
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

If something has been missing from your TV screen since 24 went off the air, like an unapologetic, fist-pumping, nonstop action thriller, Strike Back needs to be your appointment television for the next 10 weeks.

August 12, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show is well-plotted, tightly paced and crisply edited.

August 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Gratuitous elements aside, Strike Back is a decent enough cops 'n' terrorists drama.

August 12, 2011 | Full Review…

It offers no obviously considered commentary on today's wars or geopolitical conditions. It's more a videogame, where war occurs because that's simply how things are.

August 12, 2011 | Full Review…

Strike Back is a stylish, addictive action thriller that fills a definite void in the macho spy drama genre.

August 12, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Strip away the counterterrorism lingo and this is really just a mismatched buddy copshow.

August 12, 2011 | Full Review…
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