For those 24 fans who’ve been hungering for some serious terrorist ass-kicking since Jack Bauer went into seclusion, help might finally be on the way. On Aug. 12, Cinemax premieres Strike Back, an original series about an American Special Forces op who teams up with a British military unit to take down a high-profile Pakistani terrorist. Animal Kingdom’s Sullivan Stapleton and Fringe’s Philip Winchester get to play rough, and the story couldn’t seem more timely, after the takedown of Osama bin Laden. Take a look.
Does it have that 24 pulse? At least one of its writer/directors (Frank Spotnitz) is from The X-Files, so Strike Back, which will run for 10 episodes, should at the very least have some great buddy-buddy chemistry.