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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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Anonymous August 31, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Please re-new the series.. I would love to see what happens this coming year

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PATRICIO ESTUPINAN July 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm

WE LOVED IT

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Sheila Young June 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Love Banshee can’t wait for it to comeback in the beginning I wasn’t watching but my husband who never watches anything but sports got hooked on the show So I started watching and now can’t wait to see it again

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Tim May 31, 2014 at 12:28 am

Where else can you find such fascinating characters? Every one of them seem to have their dark side in some respect, yet the really bad guys are so bad, that they are absolutely compelling to watch. This show isn’t just about action.
The line from the show, ” The only question worth asking is, what are you going to do next?”pretty much gets to the point. At the end of every show, you just can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Mary May 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

This is one of the best adult shows on TV. We are sick of all the Si Fi showsa on TV and really appreciate something to watch for a change!

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Dave S e ybert April 9, 2014 at 11:09 pm

This is the best show on TV

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audrey March 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm

NO IT SHOULD NOT BE CANCELLED THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV AT THIS TIME

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Julie February 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Are you insane? Of course it shouldn’t be cancelled. It’s a fantastic series.

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Linda February 7, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Banshee is a wonderful show we can’t wait till Friday rolls around just so we can watch it. The actors and actress are out standing, the plot is out standing.

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Lavina B Rivers January 28, 2014 at 1:00 am

I just started looking at the first Season today I have only seen 4 episode and this series is awesome so I say keep the episodes coming so Season 2 I hope will be airing very soon.
Thanks a lot.
Lavina

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Issy January 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Banshee is one of the better products of American TV. Right up there with The Good Wife, The Following and The Walking Dead. Hope Banshee gets renewed, so we can have something decent to watch here in the U.K. I must say, however, that the production of The Bridge here (Danish with English subtitles) is a terrific detective series, and its counterpart in the states was just as good, even if it was set in the Southwest U.S. instead of Scandinavia. Banshee has an intriguing storyline and great acting. A little too much graphic sex for my taste….better to ramp up the tension and have it carry the scenes instead of letting it all hang loose…..My 2 cents….

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big perk November 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Come on now , This is one the better up to date shows , you guys have to return this show on line. If now sell it off to another network so I can switch to catch the next 6 upcoming series . NUFF SAID !

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Ruthie November 23, 2013 at 2:38 am

I LOVE THIS SHOW !!!!!!
It would be a real shame if this show does not return ,great story ,action and awesome actors

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Anonymous November 12, 2013 at 4:32 am

I think betrayed needs to be cancel. Too much sex scenes and it is not
good for young people to see. shame on the program.

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Jean October 17, 2013 at 4:12 am

OMG Best new TV show ever, PLEEEAAAASE keep it coming……..amazing actors, storyline, and plenty of room in that series finale to keep it running for some time yet!

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