Cinemax today announced that their hit series “Banshee” has been renewed for for a fourth season of eight episodes, which will shoot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will air in 2016. The Emmy-winning show is currently in its third season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00pm ET/PT. The fourth season of “Banshee” will be executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen.
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.
In addition to Starr, season three leads include Ivana Milicevic (Aloha, “Mind of the Married Man”) as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her family, which has recently learned of her criminal past; Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) as Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Frankie Faison (“The Good Wife,” “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 (“The Blacklist”) as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas and Carrie in their criminal enterprises.
Returning cast and crew for season four will be announced when they are confirmed.
The recipent of a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, “Banshee” was created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler. Executive producers include Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper and Peter Macdissi with Robert F. Phillips serving as producer.