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Bryan Hyland, Doodle Films and Scarpe Diem Productions will serve as producers alongside Permut and Sentinel.
Stokes’ dream of a college football career were extinguished when he was injured his freshman year in 1997. He enlisted with the Marines in order to straighten out his life. He was deployed in Iraq, where he served two tours of duty and was awarded the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart for saving the lives of his fellow soldiers.
After his service was over, Stokes enrolled at Applachian State and went on to lead the football team to back to back Ncaa Division I-aa national championships.
“Brian Stokes embodies the American hero, and his story is one that speaks to the redemptive power and determination of the human spirit, »
- Dave McNary
“I think they made the right call to say, ‘Let’s finish it on a massive run of 10 episodes,’” he tells TVLine, adding that the cabler considered extending the series through an eighth season. “It was either going to be one season or two seasons… and I would’ve definitely [stayed] on. But it’s very difficult with a show like ours to keep finding a Big Bad and creating all the drama around it.”
- Michael Ausiello
We've all binged on shows without planning to – but which have you walked away from because they weren't floating your boat, and why?
We all recognise the feeling of achievement when we reach the last episode – or "season finale" as it's more melodramatically known – of a longform TV drama, especially an imported American behemoth that runs to 22 episodes.
But nobody talks about that grubby feeling of failure when you bail out, mid-season. There are no festivities, just guilt, as you symbolically un-click the "series link" on your PVR and hope nobody notices. The best you can hope for when discovered around the water cooler or Twitter hashtag is the residual cool of saying, "Yeah, I started watching it, but …" (This guarantees the riposte, "Ah, but it started to really get good after that episode.")
I'm not by temperament a quitter. The completist in me prevents me from walking out of films, »
- Andrew Collins
Quietly, or maybe rather not so quietly, Cinemax has started loading up on shows over the last couple of years that I really enjoy. Joining the must see Strike Back earlier this year was Banshee, which was getting buzz a year prior while it was development due to being executive produced by Alan Ball, who was coming off of True Blood vampire mega-success at sister network HBO.
Cinemax has sent us a poster that I think I’e seen before to get us ready for season 2 of Banshee, which begins just after the new year, on Friday, January 10th, trying to build off of its record setting run for Cinemax original programming. What I haven’t seen before is this fresh new trailer that came with the key art. Peep it below:
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Banshee, as you'll know if you read our season one reviews, made an impressive debut last year, and all signs point towards its momentum continuing into the second run, which begins on Cinemax in the Us on the 10th of January.
It's a story of stolen identity, ex-cons, family vendettas and the criminal underworld, set against the backdrop of a small rural town and tied up in a stylish and - it has to be said - violent package. If you missed the first season, there's time to catch up on its ten-episode first run between now and the debut.
Here's a season two trailer and poster to whet your appetite:
Read more about Banshee on Den of Geek, here.
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Banshee first aired on Cinemax on January 11, 2013, as part of the station’s drive to develop original content. The American drama created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, who serve as executive producers along with Alan Ball (Six Feet Under), is set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con who has assumed the identity of a murdered sheriff. He imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own interests.
The first season left viewers with quite a cliffhanger and so fans will be happy to know that the series which was renewed, as released the first trailer for the 10-episode second season, which is set to premiere in 2014. New guest stars include Zeliko Ivanek as an FBI agent, Tatanka Means as Alex Longshadow’s head of security and Julian Sands as Rabbit’s younger brother. Banshee returns to Cinemax Friday, »
For those who missed out on Banshee's first season on Cinemax at the first of the year, prepare yourself for a catchup. The drama, created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) weaves the story of an ex-con (Anthony Starr) who finds himself in Banshee, Pennsylvania, looking for diamonds he believes are still held by his former partner and girlfriend, Anastasia (Ivana Miličević). Both are living under aliases -- Anna's life as "Carrie" is now one of suburban comfort while the ex-con has taken the identity of Sheriff Lucas Hood, who was about to start work in Banshee when he was killed in a bar fight. And that was just the first episode. Hit the jump for more on the series, plus a new poster and trailer for its upcoming second season. Banshee's portrayal of the criminal underworld, and Lucas and Carrie's connection to it, made for a riveting »
- Allison Keene
There's no program on television that takes more glee in the freer standards of cable than "Banshee," the Cinemax action drama executive produced by Alan Ball (late of "True Blood"), Greg Yaitanes and Peter Macdissi. Antony Starr takes the lead role of Lucas Hood, an ex-con impersonating the new sheriff who was supposed to arrive to clean up the small Pennsylvania town of the title. There are transvestite hackers, Ukrainian gangsters, former Amish criminal kingpins and more, and the outrageous sex is only beat out by the more outrageous violence. Season two of the series premieres on Friday, January 10, at 10pm and from the trailer below doesn't look to be slowing down any. Take a look: »
- Alison Willmore
There's no program on television that takes more glee in the freer standards of cable than "Banshee," the Cinemax action drama executive produced by Alan Ball (late of "True Blood"), Greg Yaitanes and Peter Macdissi. Antony Starr takes the lead role of Lucas Hood, an ex-con impersonating the new sheriff who was supposed to arrive to clean up the small Pennsylvania town of the title. There are transvestite hackers, Ukrainian gangsters, former Amish criminal kingpins and more, and the outrageous sex is only beat out by the more outrageous violence. Season two of the series premieres on Friday, January 10, at 10pm and from the trailer below doesn't look to be slowing down any. Take a look:
- Alison Willmore
CW’s Arrow has shown that DC Comics characters can work on the small screen. This season has gotten positive attention from both fans and critics and continues to build its world and introduce more characters and concepts from the comics. As well as Arrow, DC Entertainment has announced that there are Jim Gordon, John Constantine, and Hourman shows in development at Fox, NBC, and CW respectively. The first two characters are relatively popular, especially Jim Gordon, who was portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy, but who outside die-hard Justice Society fans knows who Hourman is? In this articles, the Sound on Sight writers will show what DC characters and comics series should have their own series instead of Hourman and whatever his superpowers are.
Deathstroke by Lol Craven I’m not going to lie and say I’m nominating Deathstroke because I’m a long term fan, »
- Logan Dalton
Without a doubt, when I was looking through the schedule for the first day of Stan Lee’S Comikaze, “Vampires In Pop Culture And Myth” stood out as the must-see. This was due not only to my love of monsters, but also to a star-studded panel moderated by Buffy and Angel star Juliet Landau (Drusilla!), who was joined by the masterminds of Grimm, writers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf (who also worked on Buffy and Angel), Mariana Klaveno of True Blood fame (Lorena to you), musician David J (from the bands Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Gavin Hignight of FEARnet, and Georges Jeanty, the artist for Buffy Season 8, 9, and for the upcoming Firefly series.
The panel came together, in part, due to a feature length documentary in the works from Juliet Landau and Deverill Weekes, a project that will explore many of the themes and topics discussed in the panel. I »
- Andy Greene
Ultraviolence rules as an ex-con assumes the identity of a sheriff in a small Pennsylvania town in this gloriously trashy show
There's a lot to be said for sticking with what you know and delivering what's expected from you. Us cable channel Cinemax staked its claim in the mid-1980s by pumping out more exploitative fare than its competitors. It was a haven for those who love plenty of violence and nudity in their movies, taking over from the vanishing grindhouses and drive-ins; not for nothing did it earn the nickname "Skin-emax". If visiting aliens were to judge humanity just by watching Cinemax they'd think us a race that worships Chuck Norris and Shannon Tweed. So when the time came for the channel to produce its own original programming it returned to its core values. The wonderful Banshee is the result.
The show follows an unnamed ex-con – fresh out of »
- Phelim O'Neill
Here at TheBacklot.com we spend a lot of time celebrating gay and bi men in the spotlight: actors, singers, dancers, sportsmen, and personalities are splashed across our pages like so much red paint at an all-fur fashion show. While we will never tire of the Neil Patrick Harrises and Chris Colfers of the world, we thought it was high time we paid due credit to some of the more unsung gay heroes: the guys behind the cameras of some of television’s best shows. In that light, we are proud to unveil TheBacklot 40, our celebration of 40 of the hardest-working and most influential out men working behind the scenes in TV.
These are the men who create and run some of our favorite shows, have written some of our most beloved gay characters, and have shepherded gay-inclusive stories to screen long before it was fashionable. Some will be familiar, but »
- Brian Juergens
From the Prior Press Release:
The hit show "True Blood" will end its run in 2014, it was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Consisting of ten episodes, the previously announced seventh season will launch next summer.
“'True Blood' has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” noted Lombardo. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and »
- Uncle Creepy
“True Blood” creator Alan Ball was attached to direct last month with the shoot taking place in Los Angeles. The true crime saga, based on Rodney Sheldon’s book, surrounds the founding and expansion of the Chippendales nightclub by Paul Snider, Bruce Nahin and Somen Banerjee — who eventually pleaded guilty to attempted arson, racketeering and murder for hire and was found dead in his jail cell in 1994.
Permut and Sentinel are currently casting the leads on “Chippendales.”
“There is a real opportunity for us in the independently financed space for mid-budget films,” Permut said.
The companies have opened Santa Monica offices together. Permut »
- Dave McNary
If you happened to tune into the first season of Alan Ball’s latest sex-filled drama, Banshee, on Cinemax then you probably fell in love with the crazy world that’s been built over those first ten episodes. It’s the kind of series that’s filled with smartness and the kind of characters you love to hate and hate to love, and it’s all padded with sex scenes that, at times, seem so gratuitous that you have to double check you didn’t accidentally wind up on the Playboy Channel. But it’s all Banshee and it’s all good. Which is why it’s so exciting to know when this drama is returning!
According to Deadline, Banshee’s ten-episode second season will drop on Friday, January 10. The series stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, »
- Brody Gibson
He barely made it out of Season 1 alive, but Lucas Hood will be back when "Banshee" returns to Cinemax for Season 2 in January.
The network has confirmed that the series, from executive producers Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes, will premiere its second season on Friday, January 10 at 10 Pm Et/Pt.
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“Banshee” will be back for its second season on Friday, Jan. 10. Cinemax announced the return date for the 10-episode series on Thursday. The show about a thief starting anew in Banshee, Pa. — a town full of secrets — is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes. Also read: ‘Banshee’ Head Greg Yaitanes: Secrets Galore, But Hold the Olives The series stars Antony Starr (“Rush”) as Lucas Hood, the ex-con who assumes the identity of the local sheriff. Other returning regulars include Ivana Milicevic (“The Mind of the Married Man,” “Charlie’s Angels”) as Carrie. »
- Tim Molloy
Banshee‘s 10-episode second season will get underway on Friday, January 10 at 10 Pm, Cinemax said today. Antony Starr (Rush) returns 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 being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Banshee was renewed just three weeks into its freshman season. Its Season 1 finale drew 455,000 viewers during its initial airing and 655,000 during repeats – the largest audience ever for a Cinemax original series finale. Cast regulars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Rus Blackwell, Gordon Hopewell, Ryann Shane, Ben Cross and Anthony Ruivivar will all be back for Season 2. The series which nabbed a Special Visual Effects Emmy, is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes. Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Evan Dunsky, John Romano and Doug Jung penned the scripts. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Banshee returns for its ten-episode second season Friday, Jan. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. Et/Pt), it was announced today by Cinemax. The Emmy®-winning series is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes. The series 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 being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Other returning cast regulars include Ivana Milicevic (HBO’s “The Mind of the Married Man,” “Charlie’s Angels”) as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who now lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her new family, who knows nothing of her past; Ulrich Thomsen (“The »
- Pietro Filipponi
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