Strike Back: Project Dawn (2011): S02E05


Strike Back: Project Dawn, as it is known in the United Kingdom is a ten-part British-American action television serial and is the second series of Strike Back.

However, the only cast member to return from the first series was Richard Armitage in the first episode.

The main cast for the series includes Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Amanda Mealing, Eva Birthistle, Michelle Lukes and Rhashan Stone.


Section 20 capture Gerald Crawford (Iain Glen), a former Royal Marine-turned-arms dealer with ties to Latif, before making a sale. However, Crawford reveals the weapons were supposed to be an exchange for his daughter, Doctor Clare Somersby (Laura Haddock), who was kidnapped by the Janjaweed (a tribe of armed rebels) from an aid hospital in Darfur, Sudan.

Section 20 agrees to rescue her, so long Crawford provides information on Latif’s whereabouts.

When he and the team arrive in Khartoum, Scott learns from Maggie (Rachel Shelley), a journalist he once slept with, that Crawford has accomplices who are following the exchange and will kill anybody in their way.

During the exchange, they and Section 20 kill the Janjaweed members, but chieftain Tahir (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) escapes with Clare again.

Scott is shot in the spleen by Crawford’s men before they too are killed.

As Maggie and Sinclair take Scott to a hospital, Crawford, Stonebridge and Jacoub (Abdul Salis), Maggie’s driver whose family was a casualty of the Janjaweed, decide to follow Clare.

Strike Back Series

You can find a full index of Strike Back: Project Dawn here.

You can find a full index of the Strike Back series here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Alex Holmes.
  • Writer(s): Richard Zajdlic.
  • Release Date: 18 September 2011.
  • Running Time: 42-48 minutes.
  • Country: UK and US.
  • Language: English.

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