Cinemax’s Banshee has proven itself to be one of the most interesting and intense shows on television currently. Alan Ball follows ex-con and master thief, Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) as he assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in a town, all the while continuing his criminal activities and exacting justice in whatever way he sees fit – only now Hood is getting some help.
According to a new report by Deadline, actress Eliza Dushku has officially joined the cast for next year’s fourth season. The report states that Dushku will be playing Agent Veronica Dawson in a recurring role. Dawson is described as a, “tough, sexy and shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons,” who will team up with Lucas Hood to help him track down and catch a serial killer.
Dushku is no rookie to bad ass female roles after her time on fan-favorite TV shows like Torchwood: Web of Lies, Dollhouse, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she’ll likely fit in just fine with the cast (especially considering Banshee has some of the best fight choreography on TV currently). Marvel fans will recognize Dushku as the voice of She-Hulk on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. as well as in recent feature films like Jane Wants a Boyfriend and The Scribbler.
Dushku joins actors Chris Coy and Casey LaBow as the new additions to Banshee‘s cast in the fourth season. Cinemax was quick to renew the series for a fourth season back in February, before the third season had even concluded – and since then, little-by-little casting details and announcements have been coming out – giving fans small hints of what to look forward to come next season.
The end of Banshee Season 3 left fans with a lot of questions and played around with the idea of identities and the difference between who you say you are, and who you actually are. The addition of Dushku’s Dawson – an Agent with “personal demons” who teams up with Hood – suggests her character could bring up even more questions of identity and secrets for our main cast. Whether or not they’re questions that lead to positive outcomes – that will just have to wait to be seen.
Banshee season 4 premieres in 2016 on Cinemax.