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10 items from 2015

‘Banshee’ Releases Final Season Trailer, Sets Premiere Date

9 October 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cinemax has set a Jan. 29 premiere date for the fourth, and final, season of its small-town crime drama “Banshee,” the HBO-owned premium cabler announced Friday.

“’Banshee’ is a unique and compelling show that helped set high standards for original programming for Cinemax,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming. “The show’s exceptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in ‘Banshee’s’ final season.”

The channel also released the first trailer for the season, which gives glimpses of new cast member Eliza Dushku. She’s signed on to play Veronica Dawson, a sexy but shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons. Other new cast members include Ana Ayora (“The Big Wedding”) as Nina Cruz, a Banshee deputy working as an inside plant, and Casey Labow (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2”) as Maggie. The »

- Whitney Friedlander

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‘Banshee’s Fourth & Final Season Gets Premiere Date On Cinemax

9 October 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The fourth and final eight-episode season of Cinemax’s Emmy-winning drama series Banshee will premiere on January 29, the premium pay cabler announced today. Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce. Robert F. Phillips is producer. Debuting in January 2013, Banshee, created by Tropper and David Schickler, stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of… »

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‘Banshee’ to End With Fourth Season in 2016

29 July 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cinemax’s “Banshee” will conclude its run with a fourth and final season, Variety has confirmed. The news was first reported by TVLine.

Producers have been working with execs at the cable network toward an end date for the action-drama, and mutually agreed on this solution, according to a source inside the  production.

“It’s equal parts of feeling the story has been told, wanting to go out while the show is a major success for Cinemax, and lead actor Antony Starr’s growing demands and vocal desire to leave the show,” said the source.

The season premiere of “Banshee” in January drew 540,000 same-night viewers and its finale in March drew 692,000.

Showrunner Greg Yaitanes is also at work on Cinemax’s “Quarry,” now filming in New Orleans and Memphis.

The eight-episode final season of “Banshee” is set for an early 2016 premiere. In addition to Starr, the cast includes Ivana Milicevic, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Banshee: Production Begins on Season Four of Cinemax Series

9 April 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Cinemax has announced that production has begun on the fourth season of their Banshee TV show. The eight episodes will start airing some time in 2016.

Here's the press release:

Cinemax Announces Start Of Production For Fourth Season Of Hit Action Series "Banshee"

New York, April 8, 2015 - Production has begun in Pittsburgh on the fourth season of the Emmy(R)-winning Cinemax action series Banshee, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The eight-episode season will air in 2016, with Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen executive producing.

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Freya Mavor Set as Female Lead on HBO Pilot ‘Virtuoso’ (Exclusive)

2 April 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Freya Mavor has landed the female lead role on HBO’s “Virtuoso,” a pilot set in 18th Century Vienna, TheWrap has learned exclusively. The drama comes from “True Blood’s” Alan Ball, Elton John and David Furnish. Peter Macdissi will star as well as act as an executive producer on the project. Ball, John and Furnish will also executive produce along with Steve Hamilton Shaw. “Virtuoso” follows a class of young musical prodigies from all over Europe at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence. Mavor will play Marie, daughter of a prestigious Catholic family in Paris and the only girl chosen for the inaugural class. »

- Linda Ge

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‘Banshee’ Renewed for Season 4 at Cinemax

12 February 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cinemax has handed an eight-episode fourth season to “Banshee.” HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming prez Kary Antholis made the announcement Thursday.

Currently in its third season, the action series, which stars Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison and Hoon Lee, will shoot the new episodes in Pittsburgh. Returning cast members are yet to be announced.

The upcoming season will be exec produced by “True Blood’s” Alan BallGreg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen.

Season four is set to premiere in 2016.




- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Emmy Winning Series Banshee Renewed for a Fourth Season

12 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] New York, Feb. 12, 2015 – The hit action series Banshee will return to Cinemax in 2016 for a fourth season of eight episodes, which will shoot in Pittsburgh, Pa., it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The Emmy®-winning show is currently in its third season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (Et/Pt). Banshee’s fourth season will be executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen. Returning cast and crew will be announced when they are confirmed. Banshee’s third season launched last month to rave reviews. Yahoo! called the show “wildly witty,” and the Huffington Post described Banshee as “one of TV’s most reliable pleasures,” »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Sydney actor lands lead role in HBO pilot

3 February 2015 1:54 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Lindsay Farris..


Australian actor Lindsay Farris has landed a lead role in Alan Ball.s HBO pilot Virtuoso. Set in the 18th century, Virtuoso follows a group of young musical prodigies from all over Europe who are enrolled at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence. It is Executive produced by Alan Ball, Elton John, Peter Macdissi, David Furnish, and Steve Hamilton Shaw. Hailing from Sydney, Farris is a classical pianist as well as an actor, and will play Heinrich, an Austrian piano prodigy. His previous credits include The Code and Parer.s War as well as appearing on stage in Noises Off and Mojo, both for the Sydney Theatre Company. He is also set to appear in Joseph Sims. soon-to-be-released feature Observance, which he also co-produced.

Production on the hour-long pilot will take place this spring in Budapest.

Lindsay is represented by Lital Spitzer (3 Arts Entertainment) in La and Nicky Gluyas »

- Emily Blatchford

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HBO Greenlights Musical Period Pilot from Elton John and Alan Ball

28 January 2015 4:47 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for "Virtuoso," a musical series from Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. The hour-long period drama follows a class of young, 18th-century European musicians attending a prestigious music academy in Vienna. Production is set to begin in Budapest this Spring. Ball's partner Peter Macdissi, who appeared in both "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under," Ball's first cable series after his "American Beauty" Oscar win for Best Screenplay, will star and executive-produce. Ball and Macdissi have written the teleplay, with a pilot story to be penned by Macdissi, Ball and co-executive producer Steve Hamilton Shaw. This isn't the only musical period series on HBO's docket. Martin Scorsese has a full series order on his plate for a yet-to-be-titled '70s rock drama co-executive produced by Terence Winter and Mick Jagger. (More on that here.) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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HBO Orders Musical Period Drama Pilot From Elton John & ‘True Blood’ Creator

27 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has given the greenlight to a pilot for “Virtuoso,” a period drama about musical prodigies from “True Blood” creator Alan Ball, Elton John and David Furnish.

Set in 18th century Vienna, the series follows a class of musicians from all across Europe at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence.

Peter Macdissi (who worked with Ball on “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood”) will star in the pilot. Macdissi will also serve as exec producer, alongside Ball, John, Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw. The pilot teleplay is written by Ball, and Macdissi, Shaw and Ball will pen the pilot story.

The cast of musical students includes “The Imitation Game’s” Alex Lawther as Battista; French actor Francois Civil (“Rosemary’s Baby”) as Isidoro; British actor Nico Mirallegro (BBC’s “Upstairs Downstairs”) as Franz; Australian actor Lindsay Farris as Heinrich; and actress Iva Babic as Leonid.

Production on the “Virtuoso” pilot begins this spring in Budapest. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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