Bad people, good town? Or bad all the way around?
Cinemax’s bloody good “Banshee” is a place where the bad outnumber the cops, and now will return in 2016 for a fourth season of eight episodes, which will leave Charlotte, NC and 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). The third season launched last month to rave reviews, dubbed “addictively entertaining” and Grantland said the show is “a whole hell of a lot of fun.”
Cinamax is killing it with great drama, they are also the home to “The Knick” which was M&C and Collider’s top nod for new drama last year.
The 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.
Spoiler alert: Cinemax’s “Banshee” just recently said goodbye to Deputy Siobhan Kelly, played by actress Trieste Kelly Dunn.
The fictional town of Banshee, Pa., is cast with New Zealander Antony Starr, an ex-con who committed identity theft to become Sheriff Lucas Hood.
Debuting in Jan. 2013, the series stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice.
In addition to Starr, season three stars include Ivana Milicevic as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her family, which has recently learned of her criminal past; Ulrich Thomsen as Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Frankie Faison as Sugar Bates, a powerful and wise former boxer and ex-con who is now the owner of the local watering hole; and Hoon Lee as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas and Carrie in their criminal enterprises.
In Sept. 2013, BANSHEE received a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.