Speaking to THR, Strike Back star Robson Green offers the inside track on why the Cinemax drama’s final season was delayed:
When appearing at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Monday to promote his returning Masterpiece series Granchester, star Robson Green revealed that Strike Back’s leading man, Sullivan Stapleton, was in a coma after suffering a serious injury while on location for the show in Thailand in February 2014.
“It wasn’t supposed to be me as Geordie Keating,” Green said of his Grantchester role, which he landed during Strike Back‘s unexpected hiatus. “I don’t know if you guys know the story of what happened to Strike Back. Wonderful actor, Sullivan Stapleton, who was in that had a serious accident and was in a coma. We nearly lost him. And, therefore, the show had to stop.”