or


[05/01/12 - 09:59 AM]
New Cinemax Action Series "Banshee," From a Team Including Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, Starts Production
Scheduled for ten hour-long episodes, the show will debut on in 2013.

[via press release from Cinemax]

NEW CINEMAX ACTION SERIES "BANSHEE," FROM A TEAM INCLUDING ALAN BALL AND GREG YAITANES, STARTS PRODUCTION

NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 - HBO/CINEMAX has begun production in and around Charlotte, NC on the action series BANSHEE, executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler. Scheduled for ten hour-long episodes, the show will debut on CINEMAX in 2013.

BANSHEE stars Antony Starr ("Rush") as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues hiscriminal activities, even as he's hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

The new series also stars Ivana Milicevic ("Charlie's Angels," HBO's "Mind of the Married Man") as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who now lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her new family, who know nothing of her past; Ulrich Thomsen ("The Celebration") as Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy local businessman who believes he is above the law; Frankie Faison ("The Good Wife," HBO's "The Wire") as Sugar Bates, a wise, powerful former boxer and ex-con who now owns the local watering hole; Rus Blackwell ("Burn Notice," HBO's "Recount") as Gulf War hero Gordon Hopewell, Banshee's district attorney, who is married to Carrie; Ryann Shane ("Blue Bloods") as Deva Hopewell, Carrie and Gordon's rebellious daughter; and Ben Cross ("Star Trek," "Ben Hur") as Mr. Rabbit, a ruthless Ukrainian gangster who has been hunting Lucas and Carrie, his former top thieves, for 15 years.

The series is executive produced by Alan Ball (HBO's "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under"), Greg Yaitanes ("House," "Lost"), Peter Macdissi ("Towelhead," HBO's "Six Feet Under"), Jonathan Tropper (author of the New York Times bestseller "This Is Where I Leave You") and David Schickler (author of "Kissing in Manhattan" and "Sweet and Vicious").

The scripts were conceived and written by Tropper and Schickler. Emmy(R)-winner Yaitanes directs, with additional directors to be announced.

BANSHEE is the latest primetime drama series to be added to the upcoming CINEMAX slate, which also includes season two of "Strike Back," starring Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester, and "Hunted," starring Melissa George.





  [may 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BANSHEE (CINEMAX)
· BEN HUR (OVATION)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CHARLIE'S ANGELS (ABC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· HUNTED (CINEMAX)
· LOST (ABC)
· MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN, THE (HBO)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· STRIKE BACK (CINEMAX)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· WIRE, THE (HBO)









[05/06/15 - 03:34 PM]
The CW to Keep "iZombie" Alive for Second Season
Executive producer Rob Thomas took to Twitter with the news this afternoon.

[05/06/15 - 02:55 PM]
Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete to Star in New Docu-Series "For Peete's Sake" for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The series will follow the lives of husband and wife duo Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete as they juggle complicated career choices with their bustling family life.

[05/06/15 - 02:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 6 - "Supergirl" to Take Flight as Series at CBS
Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El in the DC Comics adaptation.

[05/06/15 - 02:04 PM]
ABC Family Casts Katherine McNamara as the Female Lead in Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
She'll play Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.

[05/06/15 - 01:43 PM]
Nickelodeon Rolls Out New "Blaze and the Monster Machines" Content Across TV, Digital and More for Month of May
Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it's the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM in every episode.

[05/06/15 - 01:20 PM]
Presenters Announced for the "2015 Billboard Music Awards"
Plus: Molly Ringwald and Simple Minds will pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of "The Breakfast Club."

[05/06/15 - 01:12 PM]
Lorraine Toussaint, Thomas Q. Jones and Aisha Hinds to Lead Ensemble Cast in TV One's "Runaway Island"
This poignant film made with love, laughter and tears is slated to premiere Saturday, July 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/06/15 - 12:07 PM]
TNT Updates Summer 2015 Schedule - "Public Morals" Moves to Aug. 25, While "Legends" Joins Packed Fall Slate
Also due this fall: the return of TNT's chart-topping hit "The Librarians" and the premiere of the new action-packed drama "Agent X."

[05/06/15 - 11:38 AM]
2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Prove Multiplatform Staying Power; Music Sales Grow for Featured Performers
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.

[05/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
"The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir" Trailer and Key Art
Look for the film exclusively on Netflix beginning Friday, May 22.

[05/06/15 - 11:01 AM]
"Teen Beach 2" and "Best Friends Whenever" to Premiere on Disney Channel Friday, June 26
The former will be available one week earlier, Friday, June 19, to verified users on the WATCH Disney Channel app and WATCHDisneyChannel.com.

[05/06/15 - 10:24 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Series "Legends of Chamberlain Heights"
The series' ten-episode season will premiere in 2016.

[05/06/15 - 10:16 AM]
Destination America's Finger Lickin' Series "BBQ Pitmasters" Returns with an All-Star Cast
Blind judging has left the circuit this season with competitors receiving immediate praise or heat from the judges for the first time ever.

[05/06/15 - 10:11 AM]
Lifetime Launches New Industry Initiative "Broad Focus" Advocating for More Women in Behind-the-Camera Roles
"There is a large, untapped well of female talent out there and we want to remain first in line to that source of creativity," said Nancy Dubuc.

[05/06/15 - 10:07 AM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Nominations for the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
Said event will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00/7:00c.