Chris Ryan's Strike Back or Strike Back: Origins as it is known on Cinemax is a 6 episode British military television series, it is the first of seven seasons.
The series is based on a novel of the same name that is written by best-selling author and former Special Air Service solider, Chris Ryan.
The series was originally aired in the United Kingdom in May 2010. Following the huge sucesss of the series, American television network, Cinemax co-produced the following seasons.
It follows John Porter, who resigned from the SAS following the aftermath of a rescue mission in Iraq on the eve of the American led invasion in 2003, where two fellow soldiers were killed.
- Richard Armitage as Sgt. John Porter
- Andrew Lincoln as Maj. Hugh Collinson
- Jodhi May as Lt. Layla Thompson
- Shelley Conn as Sgt. Danni Prendiville