Andrew Lincoln, Richard Armitage and Orla Brady in Strike Back 1
John Porter is back! "John Porter is back" is, at least, what they say on SKY1 HD Strike Back official site. The dilemma is : is he "really" back? For how long? Is he going to come out (alive) of the tight and tough situation he's in in the opening episode of series 2? From being a rescuer in series 1, he's been turned into the one to be rescued in series 2. This Project Dawn (the title of this second series) sounds more like Project Sunset to me!
Are you ready to pass from this version of John Porter, tough, healthy, flawed but redeemable, anyhow apparently unbeatable
to this version, the beaten suffering prisoner who's going to be saved( I hope!) by the two new lead - men (Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton) all muscles and tattoos?
I'm not so enthusiastic about the new promo. It's just a continuous déjà -vu sensation. Fact is, I managed to cope with this totally-alien-to-me genre, only for what Richard Armitage did and said of his John Porter. Now, what of him? Are they going to sacrifice this character as it has already happened to Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood or Lucas North in Spooks? It might happen. And it would be another painful sacrifice.
From New Zealand to South Africa to shoot just a few scenes (Richard was spottedwith Sullivan Stapleton filming several scenes on Wednesday 13 April in a quarry out in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. Read more HERE ). Let's hope it was worth it. After huge-screen glimpses of RA in July with Captain America, some more satellite-TV glimpses of RA with Strike Back 2 Project Dawn.
August, it seems. To see what will be of John Porter. No fixed dates yet, but Strike Back 2 will be aired on Sky HD and on Cinemax US next summer.