Sky One has ordered a third series of its hit action series Strike Back, based on the book by Chris Ryan.
The first series, starring Richard Armitage as a special forces solider carrying out ‘black ops’, aired last year to rave reviews. The second series, which stars Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, is currently airing.
The new ten-part series will begin filming in South Africa in early 2012 for transmission later in the year.
The third series will once again be a co-production between Sky and CINEMAX/HBO and will be produced by Left Bank Pictures.
The producers are withholding casting details to avoid spoilers for the current series which ends on October 23rd.
Anne Mensah, Sky’s Head of Drama, said: “Strike Back has proved to be an incredibly successful brand for Sky1 HD, and our collaboration with HBO/Cinemax made the scale and ambition of the second season even more exciting.
“The third season is shaping up to be even stronger. We want it to be the most high-octane, action packed drama on British Television.”