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Banshee: Will the Cinemax Show Characters Be Returning?

Could there be a Banshee spin-off? Recently, showrunner Jonathan Tropper discussed his plans for the recently ended Cinemax series.

The action drama starred Antony Starr as an ex-con who assumes the identity of a small-town sheriff. The cast also included Ben Cross, Ivana Milicevic, Rus Blackwell, Ryann Shane, and Ulrich Thomsen. Banshee aired its final episode on May 20th.

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Banshee: Season Four Ratings

There's no danger of Banshee being cancelled by Cinemax this time around as it's already been announced that there won't be a fifth season. How will this action drama do in its final season? Stay tuned.

Banshee revolves around ex-con Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) who, while hiding out from a powerful crime lord (Ben Cross), ends up assuming the identity of the deceased incoming sheriff of the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Others in the cast are Ivana Milicevic, Rus Blackwell, Ryann Shane, Ulrich Thomsen, Hoon Lee, Frankie Faison, Matt Servitto, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Demetrius Grosse, and Lili Simmons.

Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress:Read More…
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Banshee, Ep. 3.10: “We All Pay Eventually” continues opening doors

Banshee, Season 3: Episode 10 – “We All Pay Eventually”

Written by Jennifer Ames & Steve Turner

Directed by Loni Peristere

Returns to Cinemax in 2016 for a fourth season

In all of the craziness that is “We All Pay Eventually,” Banshee displays its growth over three gripping years by giving two supporting characters the chance to verbalize the heart of the episode, season and series thus far:

“I am guys like that…I will always be that man…I am doing everything I can to change. And every once in a while, I manage to convince myself that I’m a better person.”

And when Bunker gets so angry, Brock shows him what that really is:

“That isn’t anger that you’re feeling. That’s the shame and guilt…That is what makes you better than them. If you didn’t feel that, that’s when I’d start to worry.”

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New Banshee Season 3,Episode 9 Official Spoilers,Description Released By Cinemax

Recently, Showtime served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Banshee" episode 9 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Even God Doesn't Know What to Make Of You," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intense and dramatic stuff take place when Proctor and Emily take a hit over Rebecca's scew-ups, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: Lucas (Antony Starr) is going to recall the history of his friendship with Job (Hoon Lee), while pondering the future, if there indeed will be one. Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) and Emily (Tanya Clarke) will pay the price for Rebecca's (Lili Simmons) recklessness. Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) and Gordon (Rus Blackwell) are going to pick up the pieces of their shattered relationship. Stowe (Langley Kirkwood) and Leo (Dennis Flanagan) will land a big fish. Bunker (Tom Pelphrey) will reconnect with his skinhead past. Deva (Ryann Shane) is
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Banshee, Ep. 3.07: “You Can’t Hide from the Dead” is a technical powerhouse

Banshee, Season 3: Episode 7 – “You Can’t Hide from the Dead”

Written by Chris Kelley

Directed by Greg Yaitanes

Airs Friday nights at 10 on Cinemax

A Short Preface:

In these Banshee reviews, I generally try to approach the series from a more literary perspective. This writing staff, led by novelist/co-creator Jonathan Tropper, has a great sense of genre and how to highlight certain themes that can resonate well for viewers so far removed from the kind of life that Banshee presents its characters. But “You Can’t Hide from the Dead” demands me to take a step back. Though I have some experience with screenwriting, I have none whatsoever when it comes to other aspects of filmmaking. When I see something like Children of Men or Birdman or Boyhood, I mostly just sit back and say “Wooowww…” That said, I’ll have to do my best here with what
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Banshee: Season Three Ratings

Viewership for the second season of Banshee grew over the course of the series' 10 episodes. Will the ratings continue to go up in season three? Will this Cinemax action thriller series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned to find out.

Banshee revolves around an ex-con (Antony Starr) who, while hiding out from a powerful crime lord (Ben Cross), ends up assuming the identity of the deceased incoming sheriff of the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Others in the cast are Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Anthony Ruivivar, Geno Segers, and Langley Kirkwood.

Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress: (more…)
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Banshee, Ep. 3.02: Perceptions matter in “Snakes and Whatnot”

Banshee, Season 3: Episode 2 – “Snakes and Whatnot”

Written by Halley Gross

Directed by Loni Peristere

Airs Friday nights at 10 on Cinemax

If last week’s season three premiere suggested the importance of legacy in Banshee, “Snakes and Whatnot” is the companion piece that shows how one’s legacy can be controlled by perception. It’s said that history is written by the victors, and several characters here–Rebecca, Chayton and Nola chief among them–want to make sure that they’re both taken seriously and come out on top.

Nola’s naturally callous demeanor, while one of her most entertaining qualities from a viewer’s perspective, made it hard to gauge how much she cared about her brother Alex. She was there offering curt advice when he was slipping up, but her return to Banshee shows how deep sibling love goes and how it’s easy to be taken for granted.
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The 100, True Blood

The 100: E4, 9pm

Bellamy continues to search for Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) in the forest, while flashbacks reveal the history of their difficult childhood.

Elsewhere, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) starts to realise that Finn (Thomas McDonell) and Clarke (Eliza Taylor) share a deep connection.

True Blood: Fox, 9pm

The final season continues, as Sookie (Anna Paquin) makes a shocking discovery and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) form an unlikely alliance to find Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp).

Supernatural drama, also starring Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Chris Bauer and Nelsan Ellis.

Unforgettable: Sky Living, 10pm

Residents of the Hamptons refuse to reveal what happened on the night a local woman was killed and left on a beach, hindering Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) and Al's (Dylan Walsh) investigation. This leads Carrie to suspect the community of being riddled with secrets.

Guest starring Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, 3rd
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Banshee Season Two Cements the Action Series as the Most Badass Show on TV [Review - ★★★★]

Showrunner Greg Yaitanes has elevated the Cinemax series Banshee to an entirely new level of awesome by turning it into an action ensemble for the ages. Season two introduced new characters, killed old ones and whipped its legion of fans (aka Fanshees) into a frenzy with a great, weekly social media promotion spearheaded by its cast. The second season kicks off directly after the bloodbath that left villainous Rabbit on the run and the small town of Banshee riddled with bullets. An investigator comes to town to interview everyone who was involved in the mess and we as viewers begin to see real consequences of the actions these people took last season. Carrie (Ivana Miličević) heads to prison for her vigilante rescue efforts while her husband Gordon (Rus Blackwell) descends into a drunken...
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Banshee, Ep. 2.10: “Bullets and Tears” is a smart, forward-thinking season finale

Banshee, Season 2: Episode 10 – “Bullets and Tears”

Written by Jonathan Tropper

Directed by Greg Yaitanes

Renewed for a third season to premiere in 2015

In last week’s review, I talked a little bit about how the decision to keep Rabbit around for another season might have been an understandable misstep for the freshman series, Banshee. “Bullets and Tears” makes the best case possible for why Rabbit’s presence this season has at least been important in helping develop the relationship between the man known as Lucas Hood (or Tom Palmer, as he would have been known in another life) and Anastasia. And even though I would have liked to have seen more Proctor or Chayton in the main antagonist roles this season (more on that below), “Bullets and Tears” is about as perfect of an ending to the Rabbit years of Banshee as you could get.

Part of that comes
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Ivana Milicevic Talks Banshee, Comparing the Seasons, Getting Fan Feedback, Her Character’s Complicated Relationships & Shooting Prison Scenes

The Cinemax drama series Banshee is wrapping up its second season (and thankfully has already been picked up for a third), as Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who has assumed the identity of the town sheriff, continues to attempt to find a balance between his own criminal activities and solving crimes in a town with more bad elements than any one person can keep track of. It’s intense, violent and bad-ass, but it’s also one of the most fun roller-coaster rides on television. The show also stars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lili Simmons, Antony Ruivivar and Odette Annable. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Ivana Milicevic talked about how tough this show was to shoot, how she feels Season 2 compared to Season 1, what it’s been like to hear feedback from fans,
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Banshee, Ep. 2.07: There are many “Ways to Bury a Man”

Banshee, Season 2: Episode 7 – “Ways to Bury a Man”

Written by Doug Jung

Directed by Loni Peristere

Airs Friday nights at 10 on Cinemax

With so many different directions to go and so few episodes left in its second season, Banshee surprises in “Ways to Bury a Man” by sticking to a plot it could have easily moved on from and by bringing back an essential dynamic of the series to the forefront. That plot and dynamic center around Jason Hood and Kai Proctor, respectively. In last week’s episode, Burton killed Jason and cleaned up the murder scene to give off the impression that the kid skipped town without saying goodbye to Hood. You’d be justified in wondering how Burton and Proctor would have missed something like that huge bag of cash in the bathroom, but for narrative purposes, it’s essential to tipping off Hood that there’s foul play involved.
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Antony Starr Talks Banshee, Comparing Season 1 to Season 2, Tough Shoots, Finding the Right Time to Provide Backstory, and Character Relationships

The Cinemax drama series Banshee is currently in its second season, as Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who has assumed the identity of the town sheriff, balances his own criminal activities with solving crimes in a town with more bad elements than any one person can keep track of. It’s intense, violent and bad-ass, but it’s also one of the most fun roller-coaster rides on television. The show also stars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lili Simmons, Antony Ruivivar and Odette Annable. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Antony Starr talked about how tough this show is to shoot, how he feels Season 2 compares to Season 1, picking the right times to give backstory on his character to the viewers, where Lucas and Carrie are at now, what sort of relationship he
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Banshee, Ep. 2.06: “Armies of One” – lightning strikes twice

Banshee, Season 2: Episode 6 – “Armies of One”

Written by John Romano

Directed by Babak Najafi

Airs Friday nights at 10 on Cinemax

“I don’t know if anyone ever changes, really. But we can evolve, right? I mean, that’s what we’re trying to do, isn’t it, just become better versions of ourselves?”

Babak Najafi and John Romano absolutely killed it in last week’s episode of Banshee, which is easily - easily – in the running for best television episode of the year. The director-writer pair returns this week in “Armies of One” and delivers something just as powerful and engaging, but in an entirely different way. If “The Truth About Unicorns” felt a lot like a Sofia Coppola film, “Armies of One” finds a home next to the works of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Amores perros and 21 Grams). Its narrative is much more disjointed than the average Banshee entry,
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New Banshee Season 2,Episode 6 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By Cinemax

New Banshee season 2,episode 6 official spoilers,plotline revealed by Cinemax. Recently, Cinemax served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Banshee" episode 6 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Armies Of One," and like things will get pretty dramatic and interesting as Carrie,Gordon,and Deva's lives start to get unstable, and more. In the new,6th episode press release: When Jason’s (Harrison Thomas) past catches up to him, Lucas will decide to make a deal to save the boy’s life, and maybe his own. In the absence of Carrie, Gordon (Rus Blackwell) ,and Deva’s (Ryann Shane) lives are going to spin out of control. Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) will teach Rebecca (Lili Simmons) a hard lesson in allegiance. Episode 6 is due to air on Friday night, February 14th at 10pm on Cinemax.
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How Banshee Became One of Television’s Best Series

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It’s not even February and, already, 2014 is shaping up to be a massive year for television. True Detective announced itself as the year’s first new stand-out series. Against all odds, Dan Harmon and Community returned and are putting together a respectable comeback season. FX’s fantastic and hard-working Justified continues to solidify its place among the greats of the past decade. And Girls‘ unique blend of comedy and drama is once again pushing the narrative boundaries of the half-hour series in its third season.

One series, though, is leading the charge at the beginning of the year. The most unlikely of heroes, Cinemax’s Banshee, in just a matter of three weeks, has matured into something truly special – something a lot of TV writers refer to as “appointment viewing” when describing other series. With limited experience dabbling in co-produced original programming, Cinemax released Banshee – its first
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Banshee Executive Producer Greg Yaitanes Talks Season 2, What Viewers Will Learn This Season, Interplay between Characters, and Additional Material

The Cinemax drama series Banshee is currently in its second season, as Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who has assumed the identity of the town sheriff, balances his own criminal activities with solving crimes in a town with more bad elements than any one person can keep track of. It’s intense, violent and bad-ass, but it’s also one of the most fun roller-coaster rides on television. The show also stars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lili Simmons, Antony Ruivivar and Odette Annable. During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer Greg Yaitanes talked about when the show really is at its best, how proud he is of Episode 5, that viewers will learn more about Lucas Hood’s past this season, the unexpected journey of Jason Hood (Harrison Thomas), where the threats are
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Banshee Season Two Review: Cinemax’s Rich, Violent Drama Returns Strong

Last year, Banshee -- created by Alan Ball (and much closer to Six Feet Under than True Blood) -- quickly established itself as a hidden gem in its inaugural season.  Mixing visceral violence with beautiful cinematography, and a number of fun and emotional arcs, Banshee provided an intense experience that continues in its second season.  The past haunting Sheriff Lucas Hood (played by Antony Starr, whose character's real name is still unknown) as well as Ana/Carrie (Ivana Millicevic) can never really be put away, even after such a bloody finale.  New complications mix with old ones to create a rich and often difficult tapestry of problems for the town and Hood, with once again engaging results.  Hit the jump for more. For those who haven't watched the first season since last year, the second season premiere does a nice job catching viewers up on where the characters left off
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Pull Some Strings and Go Behind the Scenes of Cassadaga

Anthony DeBlasi's new film Cassadaga (review) is available now on DVD, and in case you need some added incentive to see it, how about digging on a brand new making-of featurette that goes behind the scenes?

The film stars Kevin Alejandro, Kelen Coleman, Louise Fletcher, Rus Blackwell, Hank Stone, J Larose, and Amy LoCicero.

Synopsis

Cassadaga tells the story of Lily Morel (Kelen Coleman), a post-lingually deaf artist, who participates in a séance in the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of getting closure with her recently departed sister, Lily contacts the vengeful ghost of a murdered woman. As the ghost becomes increasingly angry and violent, Lily rushes to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death – a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer who turns his victims into human marionette dolls.

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Exclusive: New 'Origins' Shorts Explore The Lives of 'Banshee' Characters Before The Series Began

Exclusive: New 'Origins' Shorts Explore The Lives of 'Banshee' Characters Before The Series Began
The Cinemax action drama "Banshee" kicks off its second season on Friday, January 10th, but the series doesn't just live on cable. Showrunner Greg Yaitanes also created an Emmy-nominated transmedia experience to accompany the show at WelcomeToBanshee.com, home to a comic book series and "Banshee Origins," a collection of online videos illuminating everything that happened prior to the pilot episode, when its protagonist got out of jail after 15 years. Read More: Showrunner Greg Yaitanes Talks Cinemax's Pulp Saga 'Banshee' This past year Yaitanes shot additional "Origins" shorts revealing moments from earlier in the lives of all the main characters. Indiewire's pleased to exclusively premiere two of them, below, ahead of the "Origins" season two premiere on January 10th. The first, "Hotwire," features Lucas (Antony Starr) and Job (Hoon Lee), while the second, "The Diner," shows how Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) met her eventual husband Gordon (Rus Blackwell).
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