SA: Sky HD drama series Strike Back films in Joburg


The Sky1 HD production, Strike Back, starring Richard Armitage, Jodhi May and Andrew Lincoln, commenced filming on location in South Africa recently. Based on the hugely successful Chris Ryan novel, and produced by BAFTA winning production company Left Bank Pictures (Wallander, The Damned Utd) Strike Back was commissioned by Elaine Pyke, Head of Drama, Sky1 HD and is produced by Andrew Benson (Prime Suspect , Hornblower) for Left Bank Pictures.

Filming in September took place in around Johannesburg at locations that included the Nu World buildings and will continue through until December this year. Left Bank Pictures, a top London based production company, is working in South Africa with Out of Africa Entertainment.

Strike Back, which is a 6 x 60-minute drama series, is a story of deception, redemption and revenge, all played out in the interlinked lives of two former soldiers; Major Hugh Collinson and discharged veteran John Porter. Their paths last crossed seven years ago. Now, amidst a new hostage crisis in the Middle East, their lives are about to collide again.