or


[12/12/13 - 12:58 PM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Second Season Jan. 10, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Zeljko Ivanek, Tatanka Means and Julian Sands.

[via press release from Cinemax]

EMMY(R)-WINNING SERIES "BANSHEE" RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON JAN. 10, EXCLUSIVELY ON CINEMAX

BANSHEE returns for its ten-episode second season FRIDAY, JAN. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX. The Emmy(R)-winning series is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes.

The series 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 his criminal activities, even as he's being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Other returning cast regulars include Ivana Milicevic (HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man," "Charlie's Angels") as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who now lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her new family, who knows nothing of her past; Ulrich Thomsen ("The Celebration") as Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Frankie Faison ("The Good Wife," HBO's "The Wire") 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 ("Premium Rush") as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas in his criminal enterprises.

Returning cast regulars also include Rus Blackwell ("Burn Notice," HBO's "Recount") as Banshee's district attorney, Gordon Hopewell, a Gulf War hero who is married to Carrie; Matt Servitto (HBO's "The Sopranos") as Brock Lotus, the longest-serving deputy in the Banshee sheriff department; Demetrius Grosse ("Justified") as Emmett Yawners, a deputy in the Banshee sheriff department; Trieste Kelly Dunn ("Brothers and Sisters") as Siobhan Kelly, a spitfire female deputy in the sheriff's department; Lili Simmons ("Fat Kid Rules the World") as Rebecca Bowman, an Amish girl in her early 20s who lives a devout life by day, but is a rebellious, sexually adventurous party girl by night; Ryann Shane ("Blue Bloods") as Deva Hopewell, Carrie and Gordon's rebellious daughter; Anthony Ruivivar ("Southland," "Third Watch") as Alex Longshadow, the son of Kinaho Tribe Chief Benjamin Longshadow; 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. Odette Annable ("House M.D.," "Cloverfield") returns as Native American assassin Nola Longshadow.

New guest stars include Zeljko Ivanek ("Damages," "Seven Psychopaths," HBO's "True Blood") as Jim Racine, a chain-smoking, renegade FBI agent who has been tracking Rabbit for 15 years; Tatanka Means ("The Host," "Tiger Eyes") as Hoyt Rivers, head of security for Alex Longshadow; and Julian Sands ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "24"), as Rabbit's younger brother, a brilliant, devout and amoral Ukrainian priest who is just as dangerous.

BANSHEE is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (author of the New York Times bestseller "This Is Where I Leave You"), David Schickler (author of "Kissing in Manhattan" and "Sweet and Vicious"), Peter Macdissi ("Towelhead," HBO's "Six Feet Under"), Alan Ball (HBO's "True Blood" and the Emmy(R)-winning "Six Feet Under") and Greg Yaitanes (Emmy(R) winner for directing "House M.D.").

Scripts were written by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Evan Dunsky ("Rectify"), John Romano ("Third Watch") and Doug Jung (HBO's "Big Love"). Directors this season include Greg Yaitanes, Ole Christian Madsen ("Edderkoppen," "Flame and Citron"), Babak Najafi ("Easy Money 2") and Loni Peristere ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer").

January's episodes:

Episode #11: "Little Fish"

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (9:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m.), 12 (2:55 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m., 1:50 a.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 15 (9:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.)

In the aftermath of their bloody shootout with Rabbit (Ben Cross), Lucas (Antony Starr), Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) and the Banshee Sheriff's Department (BSD) are interrogated by FBI special agent Jim Racine (Zeljko Ivanek), who metes out punishment that may, or may not, fit the crimes. Meanwhile, Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) sets his sights on persuading Rebecca (Lili Simmons) to return to his care. As Gordon (Rus Blackwell) stews over his wife's betrayal, Deva (Ryann Shane) shows off her resourcefulness after being caught shoplifting in a mall. Later, a straightforward armored-truck robbery turns into a dangerous high-speed chase involving a mysterious motorcycle pursuer.

Written by Jonathan Tropper; directed by Greg Yaitanes

Episode #12: "The Thunder Man"

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (9:00 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), 19 (1:35 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m., 12:55 a.m.), 21 (10:00 p.m.) and 22 (9:00 p.m., 11:55 p.m.)

Spurned by Deva and Gordon, Carrie is forced to take up a new residence. With his leadership abilities questioned by rival George Hunter (Gil Birmingham) and the tribal council, Alex (Anthony Ruivivar) ramps up his efforts to recover the money stolen in the casino heist. Siobhan (Trieste Kelly Dunn) relives a nightmare when her ex-husband, Breece Connors (Peter Scanavino), shows up looking to reconnect. Lucas is asked to return Proctor's favor.

Written by David Schickler; directed by Greg Yaitanes

Episode #13: "The Warrior Class"

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (9:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m.), 26 (1:45 p.m.), 27 (8:00 p.m., 1:15 a.m.), 28 (10:00 p.m.) and 29 (9:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m.)

A shocking murder near an Amish farm fractures relations between the Kinaho tribe and the Amish, who are forced to rely on Proctor to fend off a vengeful mob. Investigating the crime on Kinaho turf, Lucas and his deputies find themselves confronted by uncooperative gang members and their imposing leader, Chayton Littlestone (Geno Segers). Meanwhile, Carrie welcomes an unexpected visitor, while Lucas deals with the sudden appearance of a most unwelcome one.

Written by Evan Dunsky; directed by OC Madsen.

Episode #14: "Bloodlines"

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 31 (11:00 p.m.) and Feb. 1 (9:00 p.m., 12:50 a.m.), 2 (1:50 p.m.), 3 (8:00 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.) and 5 (9:00 p.m., 1:35 a.m.)

Following a lead from Brock (Matt Servitto), Lucas visits a strict Amish schoolteacher who might have insights into the murder of Kinaho tribe member Lana Cleary and the disappearance of Solomon Bowman (Gunnar Carrigan). Emmett (Demetrius Grosse) and Siobhan find transferring a captive Chayton more difficult than expected. Rebecca copes with the pain of her parents' rejection. Proctor offers Alex a peace offering, and Nola (Odette Annable) delivers a final blow for justice.

Written by Evan Dunsky; directed by OC Madsen.

In September, BANSHEE received a Primetime Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

The first season, which began in Jan. 2013, inspired critical raves, with the Hollywood Reporter calling it "taut, entertaining and smart," and the Wall Street Journal describing the show as "enticing" and "indisputably satisfying."





  [december 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BANSHEE (CINEMAX)











[09/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
"Strike Back" Resumes Production in Europe and Asia
The show's fourth and final season of 10 episodes will air on Cinemax and UK partner Sky 1 in 2015.

[09/22/14 - 02:36 PM]
Victoria's Secret Supermodels Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt to Guest Star On "2 Broke Girls," Monday, Dec. 8 on CBS
In the episode, the models rent out Max and Caroline's apartment for a girls' weekend in order to have an authentic Williamsburg experience.

[09/22/14 - 02:24 PM]
CBS to Rebroadcast "Madam Secretary" Premiere This Saturday, September 27 at 8:00/7:00c
The Téa Leoni-led drama launched this past Sunday on the Eye.

[09/22/14 - 02:04 PM]
ESPN to Document Derek Jeter's Final Week in Major League Baseball
Host Karl Ravech, analysts Curt Schilling, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder and ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian and Keith Law will look back at Jeter's career and accomplishments while examining his rank among all-time Yankees legends.

[09/22/14 - 01:19 PM]
"Peter Pan Live!" Casting News
Taylor Louderman will portray Wendy Darling while Alanna Saunders is set as Tiger Lily.

[09/22/14 - 01:16 PM]
ABC Hosts Their Very First Live Tweepstakes on Thursday, September 25
25 lucky winners will receive their very own #TGIT Survival Kit that includes exclusive "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" content!

[09/22/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Mike & Molly" to Launch in Syndication on FX
The series will join fellow off-network acquisitions "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men."

[09/22/14 - 01:00 PM]
Giant Lava Breathing Tarantulas Attack Los Angeles in New Syfy Original Movie "Lavalantula"
Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, Nia Peeples and Ralph Garman star in the project, due in summer 2015.

[09/22/14 - 11:53 AM]
Disney Consumer Products Extends Epic Storytelling with the Launch of "Star Wars Rebels" Product Assortment
The new Disney XD animated television series debuts October 3 on Disney Channel and continues on Disney XD starting October 13.

[09/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
El Rey Network and Mark Burnett's One Three Media Announce Premiere of "Lucha Underground," Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00 PM ET/PT with a Super Charged Two-Hour Episode
Each week "Lucha Underground" will bring drama, excitement and action to U.S. audiences as the masked heroes and villains battle it out in the ring for wrestling supremacy.

[09/22/14 - 11:11 AM]
Hulu Announces Direct-to-Series Order for "11/22/63," A New Hulu Original Series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Stephen King, Executive Producer/Writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television
Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by King and published by Scribner, "11/22/63" is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

[09/22/14 - 11:03 AM]
HBO and the American Museum of Natural History Present "Saving My Tomorrow," Starting with a Family Special Debuting Dec. 15, Followed by a Series Beginning on Earth Day, April 22, 2015, Exclusively on HBO
Said effort features the voice talents of Tina Fey, Lennon & Maisy, Ziggy Marley, Susan Sarandon, Liam Neeson, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Willie Nelson.

[09/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
Janel Parrish Stars in the All-New Movie "High School Possession," Premiering Saturday, October 25, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime
Shanley Caswell and Jennifer Stone also star in the project.

[09/22/14 - 10:04 AM]
"Newsreaders" Goes Hard in Season Two - Like, Really Hard
Premiering Thursday, October 23, season two features returning cast members Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman, and Ray Wise, with new host Alan Tudyk.

[09/22/14 - 10:03 AM]
Crackle Begins Production on Full Length Original Feature Film "The Throwaways" Executive Produced by Jeremy Renner and Starring James Caan, Kevin Dillon and Sam Huntington
The 90-minute international cyber spy thriller will premiere exclusively on Crackle and across all Crackle platforms in December 2014.