Sky-One-HDSky 1 HD is to air a fifth series of Strike Back next year.

A ten episode series has been commissioned for broadcast in 2014 in the same week the fourth season of Strike Back has launched on Sky 1.

Telling the suspenseful story of a stealth British military unit working in the field of counter terrorism, the original Sky 1 commission, produced by Left Bank Pictures, launched on the channel in 2010.

The high-octane drama swiftly established itself as an audience favourite and the show returned the following year, with the second season marking the first collaboration between CINEMAX/HBO as the US network came on board to co-produce alongside Sky and Left Bank Pictures.

Returning for season five will be Left Bank’s Andy Harries as executive producer, series producer Michael Casey and head of production Marigo Kehoe. Sky’s Cameron Roach will executive produce. Michael J. Bassett will also return as co-executive producer, and lead director. James Dormer will be the lead writer and co-executive produce too. Casting announcements will follow later this year.

Strike Back series four currently airs on Mondays at 9pm on Sky 1

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