Strike Back is set to debut on Cinemax this Friday, August 12th, with Episode 1.01: Iraq, and it promises to be a high-octane blast for action fans as a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative joins forces with a stealth British military unit to stop an international terrorist attack. Cinemax has debut the Season 1 trailer for this ten episode series, which you can check out below.

The team that tracks the terrorists is Section 20, an elite military black ops unit within the British government that focuses on high-risk, top-priority targets. When one of their own is captured and held hostage, the group enlists the help of Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), a former Delta Force operative who is familiar with the terrorists. Although he has good instincts and skills, his cocky style is often at odds with the more formal team, especially the more by-the-book Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester). Team leader Col. Eleanor Grant (Amanda Mealing) is a smart, tough military leader who is skilled with a gun and diplomacy, but knows when to break a rule or two.