15 items from 2016
Deadline reports cutie patootie Madeleine McGraw has been promoted to series regular for the second season of the Outcast TV show on Cinemax. The lovely young miss plays Amber Barnes, daughter of Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) in the Robert Kirkman exorcism drama.The Outcast TV series cast also includes: Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt, David Denman, Reg E. Cathey, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Brent Spiner. M.C. Gainey, Madelyn Deutch, and Hoon Lee recently boarded Outcast season two. The drama was renewed for a second season, months prior to its series premiere.Read More… »
M.C. Gainey, Madelyn Deutch, and Hoon Lee have joined second season of the Outcast TV series on Cinemax. Deadline reports Outcast season two production has begun in South Carolina.From The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman and Ep Chris Black, the horror drama follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a man who has been plagued by dark, supernatural forces since childhood. Philip Glenister, Kate Lyn Sheil, Julia Crockett, David Denman, and Brent Spiner also star.Read More… »
M.C. Gainey (Django Unchained), Madelyn Deutch (Texas Rising) and Hoon Lee (Banshee) have joined the Season 2 cast of Cinemax exorcism drama Outcast from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Chris Black. Production on the second season has begun in South Carolina. Outcast follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. In the second season, the exploration and mystery of what lies behind the supernatural… »
What are you going to do, now? The Banshee TV series finale, "Requiem," airs tonight, on Cinemax. Showrunner Jonathan Tropper, who created the show with David Schickler, talks about why they made the decision to end the show after four seasons, leaving Banshee effectively cancelled by its creative team.
Banshee stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, who is back in town after a couple of years, where there is a serial killer on the prowl. The Banshee TV show cast also includes Ivana Miličević, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Matt Servitto, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Tom Pelphrey, Eliza Dushku, Casey Labow, Chris Coy, and Ana Ayora.
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I very much wanted to write a glowing tribute to “Banshee” today, the day of its series finale. And yet despite having loved its first three seasons, I can’t do that, in part because the Cinemax drama got tripped up by a device that also marred at least a couple otherwise interesting shows this season.
“Banshee” could have spent the majority of its final season showcasing its wonderful cast, it could have told more enjoyably pulpy stories with rural-noir flair, and it could have left fans slack-jawed with glee after giving them a swan song full of fantastic action scenes and creatively staged fistfights.
Instead, it gave us a serial killer. An incredibly boring serial killer who led a Satanist cult. Believe it or not, that whole storyline was dumber than it sounds.
The character and his preposterous coven felt as though they’d been borrowed from the most predictable procedurals on TV. »
- Maureen Ryan
Kris Wall reviews the seventh episode of Banshee season 4…
We’re at the penultimate episode of this final season now and this week really felt like the creators had realised they were spinning too many plates so close to the end, so doubled down on the urgency to tie up loose ends to set up the inevitable showdowns between Lucas Vs Proctor and Kurt Vs Calvin next week. In all honest it was a bit of a messy episode, despite looking really cool, the urgency to start wrapping things up fast worked against the show and meant that some of the story building reached anti-climactic conclusions, though we did get a pretty cool scene between Lucas and Brock, but more on that later.
First up, I was seriously disappointed to see Deputy Cruz getting taken out by Burton so unceremoniously in the first 20 seconds of this episode. While it sort »
- Kris Wall
[caption id="attachment_48550" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Banshee TV show on Cinemax is ending with season four. Image via Cinemax.[/caption]
We have spoilers on the last three episodes of the Banshee TV show on Cinemax, including "Requiem," the Banshee TV series finale. Check them out, below. While Cinemax did not cancel Banshee, the creative team decided to end the show with a fourth and final season. From the audience's perspective, that leaves Banshee effectively cancelled. The Banshee TV series finale is slated for May 20, 2016.
An American action drama, Banshee stars: Anthony Starr, Ivana Miličević, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Matt Servitto, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Tom Pelphrey, Eliza Dushku, Casey Labow, Chris Coy, and Ana Ayora. Banshee was created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler. It debuted on Cinemax in January 2013. Banshee is executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum, and Ole Christian »
Is anyone else starting to miss Banshee of old? Season four doesn't appear to be adding up to a cohesive or compelling whole...
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4.5 A Little Late To Grow A Pair
At the start of this season I was very quick to laud Banshee’s willingness to experiment, how it is so unafraid of trying new things and generally can make them work with a mix of confidence and audacity. While, like many others, I was surprised by the change in direction this season, there was no reason to think it would be anything other than a crowning Banshee success, a final display of blowing up the status quo before a glorious ride into the sunset. But here we are, three episodes from the end, and I’m really starting to miss the old Banshee.
Look, it’s not like this is a steep descent into shark-jumping territory. »
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… »
Yes, it has all explicit sex, graphic violence, explosive action and hyper-masculine badasses, but Banshee's characters also have depth...
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Banshee has always been rooted in characters we can care about. No matter how bloody or absurd things get, the characters on the show are vulnerable and nuanced. Villains like Proctor and Chayton can win our sympathy, and heroes like Hood and Carrie bleed and suffer and sometimes fail terribly. This means that for all its insanity Banshee never feels shallow. Consider the explicit sex, the graphic violence, the explosive action and the superheroic, hyper-masculine badass at the centre of the series. It’s the kind of thing a fourteen year old boy would salivate over. Except Banshee has always managed to be more than the sum of its parts, always smarter and more thoughtful than detractors give it credit for.
Kris Wall reviews the first episode of Banshee season 4…
Warning : Full spoilers to follow.
I love Banshee, I just had to get that out there immediately !
As Banshee begins its fourth and final season, lets recap the events of season three that have lead up to now. The season opened with Lucas Hood leading deputies Brock and Siobhan on a quest of violent revenge to avenge the murder of Deputy Yawners by white supremacists at the climax of season two, an act that Frank Castle would have applauded, but immediately put him even more at odds with a concerned Brock than he ever was before. Meanwhile Carrie’s criminal past came to light and completely exiled her from her husband, Gordon, and her children, Deva and Max. The hulking warchief, Chayton Littlestone, and the Redbones returned, laying waste to the Banshee P.D in retaliation for the death of his brother, »
- Kris Wall
This is no April Fool's joke. The fourth and final season of the Banshee TV series debuts tomorrow, April 1, 2016, at 10:00pm. In advance, Cinemax has release photos, videos, and episode descriptions. Get them all, below.
Banshee stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood. The cast also includes Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Hoon Lee, Frankie Faison, Matt Servitto, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Matthew Rauch, Tom Pelphrey, and Chris Coy. New to Banshee in its fourth and final season are Eliza Dushku, Ana Ayora, and Casey Labow.
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Through its first three seasons, Cinemax's Banshee was one of the most violent, gory dramas on television. The show doesn't just revel in excess; it would barely have a reason to exist without it. At its core, the series is a familiar, seemingly unsustainable, pulp thriller about a criminal (Antony Starr as Lucas Hood) posing as a cop in a rural Pennsylvania town. But because the show's creative team, led by Jonathan Tropper, insists on overdoing nearly everything — more blood, more broken bones, more odd character traits, and just more, period — Banshee has been one of this era's most surprisingly reliable entertainments. Week after week, and even scene after scene, the show takes tired old cliches (say, the smug and invulnerable local crime boss Kai Procter, played by Ulrich Thomsen) and piles layer after layer of detail onto them (Procter is not only a shunned former member of the local Amish community, »
- Alan Sepinwall
This past weekend I attended the annual Sherlock Holmes fandom celebration, a.k.a. the Bsi Weekend in New York City; a time I always thoroughly look forward to and enjoy. The weekend is great both for the setting (so much to see and do in NYC, both Sherlockian and otherwise) and for the friends (new and old) that attend.
One of the Sherlockian highlights of this year’s weekend for me was the Daintiest Thing in a Dressing Gown Pyjama Party, put on by the Baker Street Babes. I always get a kick out of costume parties, and this one featured lots of fun and creative pajama costumes, both Victorian and modern, and took place in the uber-cool and historic setting of The Players NYC (seriously – read their history page. So cool). It was a blast!
A non-Sherlockian highlight of my weekend was getting to see the current production »
- Emily S. Whitten
Fans will be screaming like a banshee. The fourth and final season of Banshee premieres on Cinemax, April 1, 2016, with eight new episodes. Check out the photos and details from Banshee, season four, above and below.
New to the Banshee cast in season four are Eliza Dushku, Ana Ayora, and Casey Labow. They join Anthony Starr, Frankie Faison, Matt Servitto, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Hoon Lee, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Matthew Rauch, and Chris Coy.
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15 items from 2016
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