One day after parent network HBO revealed their plans for the beginning of 2014, Cinemax has announced that the second season of action drama Banshee is set to premiere Friday, January 10th at 10:00. Created by Alan Ball (True Blood, Six Feet Under), the series, which stars Antony Starr (Outrageous Fortune) as an ex-con who assumes the identity of a sheriff in a small Pennsylvania town, received positive reviews and strong ratings during its first season earlier this year. The show was also honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role at last month’s Emmy ceremony.
In addition to Starr, Banshee stars Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale) as jewel thief Carrie Hopewell, hiding in plain sight in Banshee, Pennsylvania; Ulrich Thomsen (Festen) as intimidating businessman Kai Proctor, whose reach might extend beyond the bounds of law; Frankie Faison (The Silence of the Lambs) as a former boxer who owns the town bar; Ben Cross (Star Trek) as crime boss Mr. Rabbit, who has been looking for his top two thieves ever since they separated themselves from him nearly two decades ago; and Rus Blackwell (Monster) as Carrie’s husband Gordon, a powerful attorney and veteran of the Gulf War who has no idea about his wife’s decidedly checkered past.
Joining the cast this season will be Emmy winner Zeljko Ivanek (Damages) as a renegade FBI agent who has been on Rabbit’s trail for the past fifteen years; Tatanka Means (Tiger Eyes) as Hoyt Rivers, in charge of Alex Longshadow’s security; and Julian Sands (24) as a dangerously amoral Ukrainian priest.
You can check out a trailer for the first season of the series below.
Will you be watching Banshee this season? What did you think of the first season of the show? Where do you hope things go during season two?