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Banshee 

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An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania; where he has some unfinished business.
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4   3   2   1  
2016   2015   2014   2013  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Antony Starr ...  Lucas Hood 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Ivana Milicevic ...  Carrie Hopewell / ... 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Ulrich Thomsen ...  Kai Proctor 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Frankie Faison ...  Sugar Bates 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Matt Servitto ...  Deputy Brock Lotus / ... 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Hoon Lee ...  Job 37 episodes, 2013-2016
Ryann Shane ...  Deva Hopewell 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Lili Simmons ...  Rebecca Bowman 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Matthew Rauch ...  Clay Burton 33 episodes, 2013-2016
Rus Blackwell ...  Gordon Hopewell 31 episodes, 2013-2016
Trieste Kelly Dunn ...  Deputy Siobhan Kelly 34 episodes, 2013-2016
Demetrius Grosse ...  Deputy Emmett Yawners 20 episodes, 2013-2016
Ben Cross ...  Mr. Rabbit 20 episodes, 2013-2015
Anthony Ruivivar ...  Alex Longshadow 18 episodes, 2013-2015
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Storyline

Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief, assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed years earlier. This ex-con imposes his own brand of justice where violence erupts at every turn in the not so quiet Amish town of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Written by megcak555

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Small Town. Big Secrets. See more »


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In season 1, the combination lock that spins in the opening credits lands on three numbers, 42-15-68. In season 2, this combination changes to 62-07-30-99. See more »

Goofs

The USMC Marines from Camp Genoa are seen in town in their digital (deployment) uniforms. Marines cannot wear those off base other than being in actual field training or combat. For the bar and town scenes, they would be in some combination of the Alpha or Bravo uniform, the dress green blouse and trousers with the Khaki shirt and tie. Or at more formal events, in their blues. See more »

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Sugar Bates: [looking at three dead bodies, & a recently released ex-convict, in his bar] It's what you call in the bible "a clusterfuck of epic proportions"
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Crazy Credits

During the first season, the opening credits show a safe being unlocked. The numbers shown are 42-15-68, and these numbers have meaning. 42 is the amount of deaths that occur during the first season, 15 is the number of years Hood spent in prison, and 68 is a reference to Revelations 6:8 which was spoken by Kai Proctor in episode 1.7, 'Behold a Pale Rider'. See more »

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My favorite guilty pleasure
8 August 2014 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

Every once in a while a show comes along that catches you completely off guard; you only want to check out the pilot because you've read a comment or two on IMDb comparing it to some other show you kinda like – and BOOM: you're blown away. That's what happened to me with 'Banshee'.

It's amazing this show hasn't found a bigger audience. It has its fans, sure, but as far as the amount of steady viewers is concerned, it's nowhere near playing in the big leagues – yet. When I started to watch the first episode, I expected a decent, but low budget 'neo-noir' crime show with some sexy women and a few good shoot-outs. What I got instead is high-octane pulp cinema that gets your heart pumpin' with adrenalin from the first second, and an opening chase/shoot-out that wouldn't have to hide behind any mega-budget action production Hollywood has churned out recently.

Needless to say, I was hooked. This show is raw, gritty, brutal and over-the-top; it's got everything most action films lack these days – and it's absolutely NOT PG-13. Granted, it's pulpy, trashy, sometimes even down-right ridiculous – but I loved every minute of it so far. The production values are among the best I've seen on TV and the cast is fantastic. Up until now, every episode felt like an injection of pure testosterone (and let's be honest: sometimes, that's just what the doctor ordered). My favorite guilty pleasure at the moment. 8 stars out 10.

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11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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