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‘Strike Back: Origins’: Prequel Series Features Andrew Lincoln

Good news for “Strike Back” fans: Cinemax will soon air a prequel season that stars a “Hobbit” actor and Andrew Lincoln from “The Walking Dead.”

The action-drama “Strike Back” is in the midst of its third U.S. season, and fans of the Cinemax show know that it stars Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester as special-forces operatives. But before Cinemax got its hands on the show, there was a U.K. season (from 2010) starring Lincoln and Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”). Those six prequel episodes will air in the U.S. for the first time as “Strike Back: Origins,” starting Oct. 25.

According to Cinemax, “Origins” “tells the story of John Porter (Armitage), an SAS soldier who realizes a connection between a current hostage situation and a mission he ran in Iraq in 2003. He appeals to Hugh Collinson (Lincoln), a fellow team member from that mission who now runs the stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 for the UK government, to allow him to join the rescue mission. Porter and Collinson have gone in sharply different directions in the years since their original mission went awry, with one enjoying a successful military career and the other’s life falling apart.”

“Strike Back” airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Cinemax, and after Season 3 concludes, “Strike Back: Origins” will occupy that slot.

‘Walking Dead’ Zombie-Based Online Class Offered By UC Irvine
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‘Walking Dead’ Zombie-Based Online Class Offered By UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is offering an online course based on AMC’s popular TV show “The Walking Dead.”

The massive open online course is titled “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.'” It’s free and it will last eight weeks. The class will be offered on Instructure’s MOOC platform and taught by four UC Irvine professors from different disciplines: Zuzana Bic, public health; Joanne Christopherson, social sciences; Michael Dennin physics; and Sarah Eichhorn, mathematics.

“‘The Walking Dead’ provides many poignant case studies related to the scholarly areas covered in the course, and it helps that it’s one of TV’s most popular shows,” Bic said in a news release. “There will be something for everyone in this course, which will explore concepts as varied as post-disaster nutrition, the foundations of human survival and stereotypes in a Darwinian environment.” Continue reading ‘Walking Dead’ Zombie-Based Online Class Offered By UC Irvine