Yayyyyy! “Strike Back Origin”–a six part miniseries originally titled Chris Ryan’s Strike Back that aired on Sky1 in 2010–with British actor Richard Armitage starring as SAS Agent John Porter [center, image right] is finally showing in the U.S.
Update! The You Tube video promo below shows Richard Armitage graciously promoting this six part series (thanks to M.I. Rogers of It’s an RA World for the link):
Original video with other info is found at:
Why was Richard Armitage gracious in the video interview? Because as you saw in the video above, SB series director Daniel Percival does a copious amount of attempting to link Strike Back Origins–touted as a prequel, when Armitage’s SB was the original series adapted from Chris Ryan’s book Strike Back–to the subsequently U.S. made Cinemax versions of the series that were much more violent (needlessly so), and prurient.
But still, knowing a good thing in having Strike Back Origins’ Richard Armitage now starring as Thorin Oakenshield in the wildly successfully The Hobbit Trilogy of films –and costar Andrew Lincoln starring in The Walking Dead–marketers for the whole Strike Back series are working in overdrive to gain a larger share of the U.S. audience. So SAS Agent John Porter complexly portrayed by Richard Armitage will finally have his U.S. debut. [image below] It’s about time!
Here is a link to one of my earliest Richard Armitage career posts, “Strike Back’s John Porter: Man of Honor”. And here is a link to a later John Porter essay of mine, “Strike Back Saturday: Richard Armitage ‘Fakes It’ Authentically while Portraying John Porter.”
P.S. And great thanks to M.I. Rogers who pointed me to her Its an RA World post with the original link to the Cinemax site for :Strike Back Origins” promo interview with Richard Armitage. Snap!