'Banshee' Renewed for Third Season by Cinemax

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January 30th, 2014


via press release:




LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2014 – CINEMAX has renewed the Emmy®-winning hit action series BANSHEE for a third season, scheduled to debut in 2015, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. The show is currently in its second season, with episodes debuting Fridays 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 and Ivana Milicevic (“Charlie’s Angels,” HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man”) as Carrie Hopewell. The series tells the story of Hood, an ex-con and master thief who tracks down Hopewell, his former lover and partner in crime, who has reinvented herself as the wife of the Banshee, Pa. prosecutor. In Banshee, Hood assumes the identity of the town’s sheriff and continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

In Sept. 2013, BANSHEE received a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role. The series has been hailed by the Hollywood Reporter as “taut, entertaining and smart,” while TV Guide called it “addictively entertaining.”

Also starring in season two are: 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”), Anthony Ruivivar (“Southland,” “Third Watch”), Lili Simmons (“Fat Kid Rules the World”), Odette Annable (“House M.D.,” “Cloverfield”) and Ben Cross (“Star Trek,” “Ben-Hur”).

Guest stars for season two include Zeljko Ivanek (“Damages,” “Seven Psychopaths,” HBO’s “True Blood”), Tatanka Means (“The Host,” “Tiger Eyes”) and Julian Sands (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “24”).

Other upcoming drama series on CINEMAX include: “The Knick,” directed by Academy Award® and Emmy® winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Academy Award® and Emmy® nominee Clive Owen, which debuts this summer; and “Strike Back,” the hit action series currently filming its final season.

BANSHEE was created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler; executive producers, Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi; producer, Robert F. Phillips.

  • Nick.

    That was fast. Looking forward for more Banshee.

  • P3TE

    Yay!! I love me some Banshee, yes sir.

  • Shepherd

    That was fast.

  • Sammy01

    Love this show, great news!

  • Sam

    It was renewed for season 2 3 episodes into season 1. Since season 2 has pretty much the same ratings as season 1, I was guessing they would keep the same pattern. 3 episodes into the season and it gets a season 3. I’m so happy!

  • Davie

    Yes!! Awesome news

  • avstylez

    OMG best news ever..#my top3 favourite tv show, can’t get enough of sheriff woods lol

  • Tom

    Right guys. Banshee is truly a cultural masterpiece. As demonstrated by Lilli Simmons’ compelling expression of human need at the beginning of this season’s second episode. This turkey is strictly fodder for adolescent boys.

  • Ray

    I believe the term you’re looking for, Tom, is “guilty pleasure.” More, please.


    @ Tom

    I would hardly call it a cultural masterpiece either. Saw the pilot for free but didn’t bother ordering the series. I could see it having a cult following but not much beyond that.

    Check out Ruby’s Bucket Of Blood (movie) with Angela Bassett, more my cup of tea.

  • Frank Miller

    so you pay for a premium subscription on top of a cable subscription and you still are forced to look at crap on the screen?

    all tv show logos, ids, previews, and everything else need to die a violent death

  • Sam

    @ Tom, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. It seems though you’ve watched it all the way through the beginning of season 2 though. Anyway, go waste your time elsewhere.

    @ Frank, I watch it on HBO Canada, and I never had a tv logo while watching it.

  • Bill

    Awesome news

  • Toasty

    This is my favorite show on tv right now. The first episode is shaky but gets better as it goes on.


    Sometimes you just wanna see a kick ass show….and Banshee along with Strike Back satisfy those needs

  • DonJ1973

    Love the show. Yes, the Twitter hash tag may be a little annoying, but it doesn’t hinder my enjoyment.

    @ Tom, could you not sound more like a troll with that comment? It’s a pulp action series with some edge. It may not be for everyone, but it’s certainly not trash like you’re implying.

  • wallaby2012

    LOVE Banshee!!!!

  • Tom

    @ Sam

    The real trick in watching Banshee is turning your brain off long enough to make it through an entire episode. Unlike you fanboys, I haven’t figured that one out yet. Enjoy Lilli.

  • Ax_B

    Excellent news. It’s probably one of the most enjoyable shows on TV at the moment. Great fun.

  • nate

    I love trolls aka Tom!!!!

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