STRIKE BACK: Season three begins August 9th,

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Robson Green, Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton from Season three, episode one.

Cinemax begins season three of “Strike Back” on Friday, August 9th (10 p.m. ET/PT).

The series stems from Chris Ryan’s 2007 novel of the same name.

The returning cast includes Philip Winchester (“Crusoe,” “Camelot”) as Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, Sullivan Stapleton (“Animal Kingdom,” the upcoming “300: Rise of an Empire”) as Sgt. Damien Scott. Th Rhona Mitra (“Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”) as Maj. Rachel Dalton, Michelle Lukes (“Alexander”) as Sgt. Julia Richmond and Liam Garrigan (“Pillars of the Earth”) as Sgt. Liam Baxter.

New cast members include Robson Green (“Wire in the Blood”) as Col. Philip Locke, Dougray Scott (“Desperate Housewives”) as rogue operative James Leatherby, Milauna Jackson (“Blood Done Sign My Name”) as, Kim Martinez, a key player who crosses paths with the counterterrorism team, and Zubin Varla (“Little Dorrit”) as mysterious person of interest Leo Kamali.

In STRIKE BACK’s third season, stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 pursues a deadly terrorist network from Colombia to Lebanon to Eastern Europe, uncovering deadly plots that threaten the West. The team tracks the elusive terrorist al-Zuhari and his well-financed drug cartel partners as they target European and American interests, both at home and abroad, including Section 20 itself. The Section 20 team is often forced to resort to extraordinary measures to protect the greater good, making some members question their future with the unit.