Cinemax has announced premiere dates and windows for a few of their series, some returning for new seasons and others making their debuts.
These premiere dates/windows include season two of Outcast, the horror series based on The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s comic of the same name; season five of Strike Back; the debut of C.B. Strike, which is based on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s (writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) Cormoran Strike crime fiction novels; and the debut of Rellik, a six-part crime thriller.
Here’s all the premiere dates and some information about each series from Cinemax’s press release:
STRIKE BACK (debuting Feb. 2) returns for a ten-episode fifth season of high-intensity action, introducing new members of Section 20. Disavowed and disbanded, the unit is restored to track down a notorious terrorist after a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected Section 20 embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity. As the team journeys across the Middle East and Europe, it uncovers a deadly conspiracy that threatens to change the face of modern warfare forever. Warren Brown (â€œLuther,â€ â€œThe Dark Knight Risesâ€), Daniel MacPherson (â€œInfiniâ€), Roxanne McKee (HBOâ€™s â€œGame of Thronesâ€; â€œCrossfireâ€) and Alin Sumarwata (â€œBurning Manâ€) star. MJ Bassett returns to executive produce and direct.
RELLIK (April 13), an original six-part thriller, stars Richard Dormer (HBOâ€™s â€œGame Of Thronesâ€) as Gabriel, an obsessive and disfigured UK police detective, and Jodi Balfour (CINEMAXâ€™s â€œQuarryâ€) as Elaine, his bright and intense partner. Focusing on a serial killer, the story begins with the capture of the suspect and moves backwards in time to the crime itself. Obsessed with his hunt for the killer, Gabrielâ€™s story becomes intrinsically bound to that of his suspect, asking the question, â€œWhat are the experiences that forge the people we all become?â€ Four episodes are directed by Sam Miller, and two by Hans Herbots.
C.B. STRIKE (June) is a dramatic series based on the best-selling crime novels written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Starring Tom Burke (â€œOnly God Forgivesâ€), the story centers on Strike, a war veteran turned private detective, operating out of a tiny office in Londonâ€™s Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, Strikeâ€™s unique insight and his background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving three complex cases that have baffled the police. The series launches with three one-hour episodes based on the first book in the trilogy, â€œThe Cuckooâ€™s Callingâ€ (directed by Michael Keillor), followed by adaptations of the remaining two books, â€œThe Silkwormâ€ (directed by Kieron Hawkes) and â€œCareer of Evilâ€ (directed by Charles Sturridge), both of which will consist of two one-hour episodes.
OUTCAST (July) continues the suspenseful mystery of what lies behind the town of Romeâ€™s supernatural manifestations in the second season of the Skybound/Image comic title by Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta. Patrick Fugit (â€œGone Girl,â€ HBOâ€™s â€œCinema VeritÃ©â€) stars as Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of Reverend Anderson, played by Philip Glenister (â€œKingdom of Heavenâ€), a preacher who believes he is a soldier in Godâ€™s holy war against the forces of evil, Kyle struggles to protect those he holds most dear, now that otherworldly threats prove greater than anticipated. His struggle will grow into a fight for all of his hometown, as he discovers the haunting secrets of his own past.
All of these series will be arriving on Cinemax in 2018.
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