Cinemax announced today that it has renewed their Emmy-winning hit action series "Banshee" for a third season, which is scheduled to debut in 2015. The announcement comes from Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The show is currently in its second season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, "Banshee" stars Antony Starr (Rush
) as Lucas Hood and Ivana Milicevic ("Charlie's Angels," "Mind of the Married Man") as Carrie Hopewell. The series tells the story of Hood, an ex-con and master thief who tracks down Hopewell, his former lover and partner in crime, who has reinvented herself as the wife of the Banshee, Pa. prosecutor. In "Banshee," Hood assumes the identity of the town's sheriff and continues his criminal activities, even as he's hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.
Also starring in season two are Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane, Anthony Ruivivar, Lili Simmons, Odette Annable and Ben Cross.
Guest stars for season two include Zeljko Ivanek, Tatanka Means and Julian Sands.
"Banshee" was created by Tropper and Schickler, who also executive produce alongside Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes and Peter Macdissi with Robert F. Phillips producing.