HONG KONG – Malaysian actress and martial arts superstar Michelle Yeoh, recently shooting “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II,” and Will Yun Lee will give a significant Asian angle to the fourth season of Cinemax action drama series “Strike Back.”
The final series of ten episodes is now shooting in Europe after a break enforced by an injury sustained off set by returning series star Sullivan Stapleton. Production will continue towards the end of the year with additional filming in Thailand.
Season four is directed by Michael J. Bassett (who also serves as co-executive producer), Julian Holmes and Brendan Maher, and written by Bassett, Jack Lothian, James Dormer, Richard Zajdlic, Ed Whitmore and Tim Vaughan.
The series sees Stapleton (“300: The Rise of an Empire,” “Gangster Squad”) and Philip Winchester (“Crusoe”) return as a pair of counter-terrorism operatives. They are joined by Robson Green (“Wire in the Blood,”), Michelle Lukes (“Doctors”) and Milauna Jackson (“Blood Done Sign My Name”) as their fellow Section 20 members.
Aside from Yeoh and Lee, other new cast members include: Dustin Clare (the “Spartacus” series), James Wilby (“Gosford Park”), Adrian Paul (the “Highlander” series), Joseph Gatt (“Game of Thrones”), Christian Antidormi (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”) and British mixed martial arts champion Michael Bisping.
“Strike Back” is a Cinemax presentation in association with British Sky Broadcasting; a Left Bank Pictures Production. Executive producers are Andy Harries for Left Bank and Cameron Roach for Sky. Series producers are Michael Casey and Sharon Hughff; co-executive producers are Bassett and Dormer.