'Banshee' Renewed for Second Season by Cinemax

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January 29th, 2013

via press release:



LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2013 – CINEMAX has renewed the action series BANSHEE for a second season, scheduled to debut in 2014, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. The show is currently in its first season, with episodes debuting Friday at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, BANSHEE stars Antony Starr (“Rush”) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Scripts for the first season are conceived and written by Tropper and Schickler.  Writers John Romano (“Monk”), Evan Dunsky (“Two and a Half Men”), and Doug Jung (HBO’s “Big Love”) join Schickler and Tropper for season two.

Also starring in season one of the series are: Ivana Milicevic (“Charlie’s Angels,” HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man”), Ulrich Thomsen (“The Celebration”), Frankie Faison (“The Good Wife,” HBO’s “The Wire”), Hoon Lee (“Premium Rush”), Rus Blackwell (“Burn Notice,” HBO’s “Recount”), Matt Servitto (HBO’s “The Sopranos”), Demetrius Grosse (“Justified”), Trieste Kelly Dunn (“Brothers and Sisters”), Ryann Shane (“Blue Bloods”), Daniel Ross Owens (“Prison Break”), Lili Simmons (“Fat Kid Rules the World”) and Ben Cross (“Star Trek,” “Ben-Hur”).

The ten-episode first season of BANSHEE, which began Jan. 11, has inspired critical raves, with the Hollywood Reporter calling it “taut, entertaining and smart,” and the Wall Street Journal describing the show as “enticing” and “indisputably satisfying.”

For more on the series, visit cinemax.com/banshee, facebook.com/cinemax, twitter.com @Cinemax #Banshee and youtube.com/Cinemax.

  • Sel

    Yess, I love this show !! :) Finally one show I like being renewed this year :)

  • Annonimous

    Mind blowing show. Hell yeah baby !

  • Baqinardo

    Cool. No details on episode numbers? Or it’ll be another 10 eps?

  • Atmos

    Nice! I’m starting to enjoy this show. Cinemax is doing a pretty good job with their originals. I was disappointed with Hunted, but Strike Back and Banshee are great.

  • Mitchell

    Well that didn’t take too long … Good news though.

  • John A

    Like nobody watches Cinemax how do they afford to renew everything?

  • Mon

    Thanks Cinemax! Love this show! and Strike Back too! Hunted is pretty good also.

  • joe

    Both this and Strike Back have become 2 of my favorite shows on TV!! way to go Cinemax for bringing some of the best action to the small screen since 24!!!

  • JulieDawn

    Yes! Good news, I adore this show, even if sometimes I have to look away from the violent bits lol

  • Dan

    Very great news! Awesome show!!!

  • Mark

    Good show. Seems every year sex wise some shows like this can’t be watched while kids are around. But great action. The nuts this guy has to pretend to be a Sherrif and still be a crook, are way beyond what I ever imagined a true crook could do! Just blows my mind! I think soon at some point x rated after dark pay per view TV will be irrevelevent !
    The other day I happened to turn on Net Flix, and watched a couple of 1980s shows like Miami Vice! Ha! It was like watching Sesame Street! Remember Elvis shaking his pelvis on the EdSullivan Show, people wer shocked! I believe they wouldn’t show below his belt! Woha , honey take the kids in another room. Now, I’m glad and maybe a little old fashion that a few things here can still make me blush! Still good show. I think Deadwood was probably a little hotter than this!

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