Aussie Daniel MacPherson has landed his biggest US role to date, featuring in a reboot of action series Strike Back.
Cinemax and Sky UK are refreshing the series for a fifth season with an all-new team sent to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break.
As the team journey across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy which threatens to overwhelm them.
Alin Sumarwata stars as Gracie Novin, a gearhead who is looking to make the step up. Genuine, honest to the point of bluntness, she’s the heart and soul of the team.
Daniel MacPherson plays Samuel Wyatt, a barroom philosopher who works best alone. Wyatt has no intention of being dragged into a team situation. But what he wants and what he gets are rarely the same thing.
Roxanne McKee will portray Natalie Roberts, a woman who comes from a military family and excels at psychological profiles and seeing weaknesses in others, though she might be blinded to her own fault-lines.
Warren Brown rounds out the cast as Daniel “Mac” Macallister, a man of his word, physically capable, driven by a desire to avenge the team he’s lost. He’s easygoing, affable — and utterly deadly.
Jack Lothian, who penned episodes in the fourth season, will serve as head writer and showrunner.
Daniel MacPherson, best known for Dancing with the Stars, City Homicide and Neighbours, has recently featured in the NZ-filmed fantasy The Shannara Chronicles for MTV, and appears in the upcoming FOX series APB alongside Caitlin Stacey.
On Instagram he wrote, “I’m beyond stoked to be a part of it. I can’t tell you the mixture of emotions that went along with landing the gig. It’s been tough turning my back on my career back home, but 2016 has been a breakthrough year and I’m excited to start 2017. But make no mistake, the boys have already been hard at work.
He has already been training with Warren Brown (pictured), in California.
“Great guy, loved him in Luther and we clicked as soon as we met. Will be an honour to go into battle alongside him in 2017 in Strike Back. Took him up some solid trails into the hills today. Guy is as strong as an ox,” he wrote.
Strike Back last concluded in the US in October 2015 with fellow Aussie Sullivan Stapleton.
Source: Hollywood Reporter