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Rhona Mitra joins Strike Back


Story by Jack Foley

RHONA Mitra has joined the cast of Sky 1’s action-drama Strike Back.

The star of films such as Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Doomsday will join the show’s third season as Captain Rachel Dalton, according to Deadline.

Her character will take over as the new head of British military unit Section 20, following the demise of Colonel Eleanor Grant (Amanda Mealing).

Mitra is no stranger to the small screen having previously appeared in Boston Legal and Nip/Tuck.

Sky and Cinemax/HBO confirmed that Strike Back will return for 10 more episodes in October 2012 with current series leads Philip Winchester (Michael Stonebridge) and Sullivan Stapleton (Damian Scott) expected to reprise their roles following the surprise demise of Richard Armitage after season 1.

Filming is scheduled to begin shortly in South Africa.

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