3. The cast went through a rigorous boot camp
The action on Strike Back looks intensely real for a reason: The entire cast spent three weeks training in the Jordanian desert alongside Jordanian Special Forces.
“The place was like Disneyland for soldiers,” MacPherson says. “It’s got a full five-story kill house with doors that can move and smoke and sirens and things that pop up at you. We were training on a range, all live-fire stuff, being trained by incredible instructors…The fact that we got into that facility and were allowed to train there for three weeks is an experience that I’ll probably never get to do again. It was incredible.”Back to top