EMMY(R)-WINNING SERIES "BANSHEE" TO RETURN FOR FOURTH AND FINAL SEASON IN JAN. 2016, EXCLUSIVELY ON CINEMAX
LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2015 - BANSHEE will return for its eight-episode fourth and final season in Jan. 2016, exclusively on CINEMAX. Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce.
"BANSHEE is a unique and compelling show that helped set high standards for original programming for CINEMAX," says Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. "The show's exceptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in BANSHEE's final season."
BANSHEE's third season achieved record ratings for CINEMAX, as well as critical acclaim. Yahoo! named it "TV's best action show," while the A.V. Club described the series as "one of the best things on television, period." The Huffington Post called the show "wildly witty," and Grantland said BANSHEE is "a whole hell of a lot of fun."
"BANSHEE has been an incredible ride, and we continue to break new ground in season four," notes co-creator and executive producer Jonathan Tropper. "While we certainly considered returning for a fifth season, I always said that when the story was told, it would be time to move on, and that time has come. I am grateful to CINEMAX for making BANSHEE the great success it has been and for supporting our creative decision to wrap things up."
Debuting in Jan. 2013, BANSHEE stars Antony Starr ("Wish You Were Here") 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.
Other cast members include Ivana Milicevic ("Aloha," HBO's "Mind of the Married Man") as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her new family, which has recently learned of her criminal past; Ulrich Thomsen ("The Celebration") as Lucas' arch-enemy, Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Hoon Lee ("The Blacklist") as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas and Carrie in their criminal enterprises; Frankie Faison ("The Good Wife," HBO's "The Wire") as Sugar Bates, a wise and powerful former boxer who owns the local watering hole and serves as confidante to Lucas and Job; Matt Servitto (HBO's "The Sopranos") as Brock Lotus, Lucas' long-suffering veteran deputy; Ryann Shane ("Lights Out") as Deva Hopewell, Carrie's teenage daughter, who is rattled after learning Lucas fathered her; Lili Simmons (HBO's "True Detective") as Rebecca Bowman, Proctor's sexy niece, who has taken on a larger role in his criminal activities; Matthew Rauch ("The Blacklist," "The Wolf of Wall Street") as Clay Burton, Proctor's multifaceted, complicated bodyguard and right-hand man; Tom Pelphrey ("The Following") as Kurt Bunker, a former skinhead who joins the Banshee sheriff's department as a deputy; and Chris Coy ("The Walking Dead," HBO's "Treme") as Calvin Bunker, Kurt's unsavory brother, who has kept his Nazi ties.
New to the cast are Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") as Veronica Dawson, a tough, sexy and shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons, who joins forces with Lucas; Ana Ayora ("The Big Wedding") as Nina Cruz, a Banshee deputy working as an inside plant for Proctor; and Casey LaBow ("The Twilight Saga; Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2") as Maggie, wife of a local Aryan Brotherhood leader, who desperately wants a better life for her and her son.
In Sept. 2013, BANSHEE received a Primetime Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
Season four credits: BANSHEE was created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler; executive producers, Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum, Ole Christian Madsen; producer, Robert F. Phillips.