“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 herself and her son.
In Sept. 2013, BANSHEE received a Primetime Emmy® 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.
4×01, Something out of the Bible
4×02, The Burden of Beauty
4×04, Innocent Might Be a Bit of Stretch
4×05, A Little Late to Grow a Pair
4×06, Only One Way a Dogfight Ends
4×07, Truths Other Than the Ones Your Tell Yourself
Casey LaBow (The Twilight Saga; Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2) play Maggie Bunker, wife to a local leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who desperately wants a better life for her and her son.
The Cinemax drama has been busy ramping up its cast lately, and now comes word that Eliza Dushku is joining Banshee. The drama series from Alan Ball centers on Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), 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. Dushku will recur as Agent Veronica Dawson, a tough, sexy and shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons who joins forces with Hood to hunt down a killer…
Cinemax “Banshee” comes from the creator of ‘True Blood,’.‘Banshee’ stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.
Mosser Casting is looking for actors, models, and talent to work on the hit Cinemax show, ‘Banshee’ as it films it’s fourth season in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Casting directors are looking for extras to work on several scenes in Season 4 of ‘Banshee’. Filming is set to begin this April 20th in Pittsburgh.
To audition for a role on Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’, check out the casting call details below:..
BIG SCENE NEXT WEEK ON BANSHEE!! LOT’S OF EXTRAS NEEDED!!
**PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOURSELF IF YOU’VE BEEN SEEN ON CAMERA, ALREADY BOOKED FOR AN UPCOMING SCENE OR HAVE A CORE ROLE**
Must be available 12-14 hours and have a car to get to set. Shooting in the Pittsburgh area. Pay is $58 for the first 8 hours and time and a half after that.
Cinemax Developing Bruce Lee-Inspired Crime Drama ‘Warrior’ From Justin Lin
А passion project for martial arts icon Bruce Lee and Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is headed to the small screen with a deal at Cinemax. The premium cable network has put in development drama series Warrior, inspired by writings of the Enter The Dragon actor. Lin is set to direct the potential pilot, written by Jonathan Tropper, co-creator of Banshee, Cinemax’s first homegrown hit from its current foray into primetime drama programming.
Warrior is described as a visceral crime drama that traces the path of a gifted but morally corrupt fighter thrown into crisis after a Cinemaxlifelong quest for vengeance is undermined. It was the first project for the TV division of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Lin’s joint venture with Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Studios. A couple of months after the launch of PSE’s TV operation in 2013, the company partnered with Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, and Bruce Lee Enterprises to develop Lee’s material into TV series….
Season 4 is going to be the most memorable, mind blowing experience ever for Banshee fans.”
All good things must come to an end, especially on television. When the master team behind Cinemax’s Banshee wrapped Season 3 and began prepping Season 4 nearly one year ago, a thought started to lurk inside the group that includes creator/writer/executive producer Jonathan Tropper, director/executive producer O.C. Madsen and writer/executive producer Adam Targum. Was it time to end Banshee? When news broke last month to fans on the internet, there was a mini explosion. Why now? Well, I have some answers.
I had the chance to discuss the show, past and present, with Targum over the phone as he uncoiled in Los Angeles mere days after wrapping production on Season 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dan Buffa- Banshee really started something for Cinemax, sort of like a trailblazer for the cable network.
Adam Targum- It really did what it needed to do for Cinemax, putting it on the map as a scripted drama destination. That’s where television is going, away from network television. They can’t compete, because they are programmed for a broad audience. On Cinemax, we program to the audience that understands us. That’s why we are successful. We write and craft the shows that we want to see…..