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Banshee

Banshee TV showNetwork: Cinemax
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 11, 2013 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane, Daniel Ross Owens, Lili Simmons, and Ben Cross.

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TV show description:
This dramatic TV series is set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country. It revolves around an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the murdered sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania. He imposes his own brand of justice and also continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

The show begins as a man (Antony Starr) leaves prison with nothing but the shirt on his back. He makes his way into town, has sex with a local bartender and steals a car. He arrives in Manhattan to see an old acquaintance, a cross-dressing hair stylist and genius computer hacker named Job (Hoon Lee). Before leaving, he forces Job to give up an address. The man is then chased and shot at by a Ukrainian mobster through the New York City streets. He escapes, steals a motorcycle, and rides into the town of Banshee, PA.

In Banshee, he sits at a local bar and shares a drink with the bartender; an ex-con, ally, and former prizefighter named Sugar Bates (Frankie Faison). Two men walk into the bar looking to rob it, but Lucas Hood, the newly-arrived sheriff-to-be, has other ideas. Following as altercation, the thieves and the sheriff are all killed. While disposing of the bodies with Sugar, the man takes a call on Lucas’s phone and decides to his assume his identity.

The new Lucas visits the home of Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic), the wife of the town’s district attorney, a former marine named Gordon Hopewell (Rus Blackwell). Lucas and Carrie, whom he calls Ana, share a past from the life she had before arriving in Banshee. Ana was once a notorious jewel thief, but now lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with a husband and children who know nothing of her past.

Lucas wants his cut of the diamonds they stole from a ruthless Ukrainian gangster named “Mr. Rabbit” (Ben Cross). Rabbit has been searching for the thieves for 15 years and continues to do so. She pleads with him to just leave her and her family alone, including her rebellious teenage daughter, Deva Hopewell (Ryann Shane).

Lucas has Job hack into law enforcement databases to verify his cover. He meets with Dan Kendall (Daniel Ross Owens), the town’s young mayor, and is introduced to the sheriff’s deputies. Surly by nature, Brock Lotus (Matt Servitto) is the department’s longest-serving deputy and resents Lucas for getting the job he wanted. Siobhan Kelly (Trieste Kelly Dunn) has put her painful past behind her to become a cop and Emmett Yawners (Demetrius Grosse) is a strong, devoutly Christian man who can kick ass when he needs to.

While making rounds with Brock, Lucas springs to action when he sees a group of local thugs, the Moody boys, beating up a group of Amish men. Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen), the man who controls all of Banshee’s criminal enterprises and most of its legal ones, arrives and puts a halt to the fight. He forces Cole Moody to apologize to one of the Amish men, who happens to be Kai’s estranged father. Later, in Proctor’s slaughterhouse, he savagely beats Cole.
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Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

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What do you think? Do you like the Banshee TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Jordan March 21, 2013 at 12:30 am

Best Show on TV!! Good work Cinemax – this is pure GOLD….

Recommend EVERYONE to check this show out!!! You will not be disappointed…

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steve March 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

love the show hope for more cant get enough

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Morty Sneed March 16, 2013 at 3:41 am

One of the handful of decent shows for guys. A lifeboat adrift amongst pure crap, kiddie garbage, fashion, top models, soaps, doody, housewives, bachelors, old R&R bags. Worst yet reality shows for the unemployed that make even the most boring prole job seem attractive, clever and insulting.

It has excellent eye candy, action, If they get too eager to to draw in a wider female audience it will begin to fail. They’ve done it before. Made it more sensitive, save the damn children. We’ll see if it gets ruined.

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Anonymous March 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Love the show

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nathaqn March 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING!!!!

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Anonymous March 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

This is one of the best tv series in a long time. The action is great. Need to keep this serious going.

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Bob Jay March 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Simply put, the show is awesome! It has to be renewed!

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roseount March 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Keep it going. Love the show. I also can’t wait for each new episode. How about a two hour season ending special? Then we can all look forward to the second spectacular season!

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silvio March 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

No, No Cancel I Love

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RC March 10, 2013 at 12:02 am

Love it all! The writers have made the characters real. Even the antagonist has a human side.

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Mazie March 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Banshee is by far, the best series in a long time. Thanks to your writers, actors,& not a commercial one, you have my vote & thank you so much. Please do not cancel, I do look forward to it every week.

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Julie March 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

LOVE IT, can’t get enough. Please don’t cancel.

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James March 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Love it!! Think it has a strong plot line and plenty of action!! I will lose all hope for TV if this is not renewed. Still trying to get over Boss being cancelled.

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C.A. March 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

It has it all, sex, murder, action, and more action. The two sides of morality in Lucas is very entertaining and the diverse cast keeps your attention. Definitely renew!

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Anonymous March 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I think it is one of the best shows on television right. It’s thrilling, keeps your attention and is something I looked forward to watching weekly. It deffinely should be renewed.

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