'Strike Back': Original British series with Andrew Lincoln coming to Cinemax

strike-back-origins.jpgFans of "Strike Back" will get to see the British series that gave birth to the Cinemax show starting in late October.

The six-episode series will be called "Strike Back: Origins" for its stateside airing and will make its U.S. debut on Friday, Oct. 25, a week after Season 3 of "Strike Back" concludes. It initially aired on Sky in the U.K. in 2010.

"Origins" stars Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit," "Robin Hood") as John Porter, a former British special forces soldier who sees ties between a current hostage situation and a mission he and his team carried out in Iraq in 2003. He asks his former colleague Hugh Collinson ("The Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln), who has moved up the military ladder, for a spot on the rescue team.

Armitage appeared in the first episode of "Strike Back" on Cinemax, serving as a bridge between the inaugural series and the current show.

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