Cinemax’s Banshee will kick off its fourth and final season on January 29, 2016 as just announced by the network. Antony Starr returns in the lead role and Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen are on board as season four executive producers.
Season three of the series earned network high ratings, and in 2013 Banshee won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
“Banshee is a unique and compelling show that helped set high standards for original programming for CINEMAX,” stated 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 has been an incredible ride, and we continue to break new ground in season four,” said 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.”
The Cast and Plot:
Banshee stars Antony Starr 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 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 as Lucas’ arch-enemy, Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Hoon Lee as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas and Carrie in their criminal enterprises; and Frankie Faison as Sugar Bates, a wise and powerful former boxer who owns the local watering hole and serves as confidante to Lucas and Job.
The cast also includes Matt Servitto as Brock Lotus, Lucas’ long-suffering veteran deputy; Ryann Shane as Deva Hopewell, Carrie’s teenage daughter, who is rattled after learning Lucas fathered her; Lili Simmons as Rebecca Bowman, Proctor’s sexy niece, who has taken on a larger role in his criminal activities; Matthew Rauch as Clay Burton, Proctor’s multifaceted, complicated bodyguard and right-hand man; Tom Pelphrey as Kurt Bunker, a former skinhead who joins the Banshee sheriff’s department as a deputy; and Chris Coy as Calvin Bunker, Kurt’s unsavory brother, who has kept his Nazi ties.