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BANSHEE Season Three Plays on Cinemax Beginning 01.09.15

By Jef Dinsmore on Jan 8, 2015 to Cinemax


Banshee, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Amish country, is the locale for the action-drama heading into its third season on Cinemax. It debuts FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2015 beginning at 10:00pm. If you recall the series it is about an ex-con taking on the persona of Lucas Hood a local sheriff and wielding his own brand of justice. Under its belt is twenty episodes about the deadly dealings and the mysterious identity of the main character. At the end of Season Two viewers got closure with one enemy, named Rabbit, only to be replaced with another one as Chayton Littlestone arrives for Season Three. Guest starring in the coming season is Dennis O’Hare of TRUE BLOOD as FBI Special Agent Robert Phillips hot on the trail for the ex-con.

Straight from a Cinemax Press Release here are Cast details.BansheeS3_Poster

Anthony Starr as Lucas Hood; Ivana Milicevic (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 as Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Frankie Faison (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 as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas and Carrie in their criminal enterprises.


Returning cast regulars also include: Rus Blackwell (RECOUNT) as Gordon Hopewell, Banshee’s district attorney-turned-mayor; Matt Servitto (THE SOPRANOS) as Brock Lotus, Lucas’ long-suffering veteran deputy; Trieste Kelly Dunn as Siobhan Kelly, Lucas’s deputy and new girlfriend; Ryann Shane as Deva, the Hopewell’s daughter, who is rattled after learning Lucas fathered her; Lili Simmons (TRUE DETECTIVE) as Rebecca Bowman, who has been taken under the wing of her uncle, Kai Proctor, and is looking to assume a larger role in his criminal activities; Odette Annable as Nola Longshadow, a Native American assassin out to avenge her brother’s killing; and Geno Segers (pictured) as Chayton Littlestone, the Kinaho tribe’s imposing leader.

We follow that up with a Season Three Trailer and details on the first three episodes of ten total under producer Alan Ball.

Episode #21: “The Fire Trials”: Now waitressing at a local diner, Carrie faces new challenges in the wake of her revelation to Gordon and Deva about her past. After Alex  Longshadow’s death, a new threat looms on the horizon for Lucas, not to mention Proctor and Rebecca: Chayton Littlestone, hell-bent on whipping the Kinaho tribe into a frenzy of violence against their enemies. Investigating the murder of four Marines, Lucas eyes the possibility of a huge if dangerous heist, and attempts to re-enlist Job to help him and Sugar pull it off. (Written by Jonathan Tropper; directed by Loni Peristere.)  (TV-MA) Playdates: 01.09, 01.10, 01.11,01.12 and 01.14.


— Episode #22: “Snakes and Whatnot”: As Lucas and Carrie case the tunnels under Camp Genoa, Proctor and Rebecca find themselves in a territorial faceoff with two rival drug suppliers and, later, are threatened by a pair of Chayton’s thugs. Lucas and new deputy Billy Raven pay a visit to a decidedly unfriendly Kinaho bar. Carrie tries to end a relationship with Colonel Douglas Stowe, who may be misrepresenting the amount of cash in Camp Genoa. Gordon hits rock bottom before resolving to turn his life around. (Written by Halley Gross; directed by Loni Peristere.) Playdates: 01.16, 01.17, 01.18, 01.19 and 01.21


— Episode #Banshee_LucasHood23: “A Fixer of Sorts”: Lucas’ secret is threatened when he’s arrested by FBI Special Agent Robert Phillips, but both men end up at the mercy of Raymond Brantley, a mob kingpin with a deadly mobile agenda. Against Chayton’s orders, Tommy Littlestone spearheads a second strike against Proctor at a local gentlemen’s club. A revenge-minded Nola Longshadow mixes it up with Burton at Proctor’s mansion. (Written by Justin Britt-Gibson; directed by Magnus Martens.) Playdates: 01.23, 01.24, 01.25, 01.26 and 01.28.


— Episode #24: “Real Life Is the Nightmare”: Siobhan is torn between exposing Lucas Hood (pictured) and keeping his secret. Brock seethes upon learning that his ex, Emily, is working as a caregiver for Proctor’s mom. Rebecca impresses Burton but inflames Chayton. Job and Sugar mop up critical surveillance. Carrie takes off on a thrill ride after walking out on her job. Gordon changes his mind about Proctor’s plea bargain. Chayton readies his army for an assault. (Written by Justin Britt-Gibson; directed by Magnus Martens Playdates: 01.30 and 01.31.

If you are following BANSHEE on Cinemax then Friday nights are for you!

  • Jojocotto

    Is this show worth watching?

    • Jef Dinsmore

      Sadly, this writer cannot tell you whether it is or not. I don’t get Cinemax myself.

      HBOWatch from time to time has reported Cinemax news. It wasn’t until THE KNICK took off that we decided to report more from HBO’s sister channel. Many cable companies offer a bundle package of HBO/Cinemax so we thought it possible that users of this site watched Cinemax as well.

      Someday I might just watch BANSHEE on DVD or, via streaming if it ever goes to that format.

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