Cinemax Series ‘Banshee’ Renewed for Season 3

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Anthony Starr in Banshee Season 2 Episode 1 Cinemax Series Banshee Renewed for Season 3

When it comes to original programming, Cinemax may be leagues behind corporate sibling HBO. However, while the latter may has a long history delivering hits like current like current flagship series Game of Thrones, the former looks like it might be catching up.

Back in 2011, Cinemax earned its best ratings in years with the premiere of UK action series Strike Back. That show was the first sign that the network was on the verge of becoming a major player in original programming, and since then, the 2013 premiere of Banshee has cemented that fact. Now comes news indicating that Banshee may be Cinemax’s signature hit.

According to Deadline, Cinemax has renewed Banshee for season 3, despite the fact that the show is only a few episodes into its second season. On the show, Anthony Starr plays an ex-con who assumes the identity as sheriff of a small Amish town; Ivana Miličević and Ulrich Thomsen star as his former lover and the local crime kingpin, respectively. The series was created by David Schickler and novelist Jonathan Tropper, with Alan Ball (True Blood) among its producers.

Banshee Cinemax Series Banshee Renewed for Season 3

The show’s early renewal is a bold move on the part of Cinemax and one that demonstrates a tremendous amount of faith in its long-term prospects. After all, the only major original series that the network has on the air is the aforementioned Strike Back (which was also recently renewed for its final season). The fact that Banshee has managed to develop a consistent viewership – without any name stars or connections of pre-existing properties (even Game of Thrones has the popularity of the book series behind it) – could be reason enough for Cinemax to let the show bloom.

The network already has about a half-dozen other action-centric shows in various stages of development and is likely hoping that the success of Banshee can help bolster the chances of success with those upcoming projects, a strategy that could very well pay off in the near future. However, that all depends on whether Banshee can stand the test of time and prove that Cinemax is a worthy destination for quality original shows. If Banshee is any indication, the answer may be a resounding “yes.”

Are you looking forward to another season of Banshee, or is the series already running out of steam? Let us know in the comments section below.


Banshee airs Fridays at 10pm on Cinemax.

Source: Deadline

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  1. can not praise banshee high enough, what to say? await season 3 with absolute relish. Different class.

  2. Banshee is the best show since the Sopranos. My wife and I look forward to season 3, but sure hate to hear that won’t happen until 2015. This needs to be airing now. We’re always looking forward to see what will happen next.

  3. The show for me started real slow with the same story of lucas hood beating people up, going to Sugar to get shots of alcohol (on the house haha) and than when night time comes having sex with i have to say with really hot women lool

    but it picked up and season 2 just shocked me with what happened, i have to rate it close to the best shows at the moment out of all the shows i cannot wait for the 3rd season for Banshee to start great tv series top class

  4. Luv me some Banshee—-luv it…SO GLAD IT’S COMING BACK THIS SEASON!!!

  5. I just discovered Banshee last week and have been catching up on S-1 & 2 On Demand ever since. I love it! Why haven’t I or anyone I know heard of this series?!

    By the end of S-1 I ranked Banshee up there with Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Ray Donovan as a favorite and I’ve been off telling everyone I know about it. But Cinemax – you need to get the word out on this one. I haven’t met one person who’s even heard of Banshee and I know dozens of people who will love it once they see it.

    This show has a wonderful cast, and that’s what makes a good show great to me. I love all the characters and the non-stop pace. I especially look forward to Job and Clay’s parts each episode… Lee and Rauch are perfection.

    Thank you!

  6. banshee started very strong, with every turn and twist the plot just grabs you more and more. show that was thought to be just soft core skinemax, has turned into a top 5 show, anthony starr is incredible, ulreach thopson is fantastic. i only have one regret for the show, you should not have killed qiunten his role was speechless. the writing ma es alot of actors, he was very good at acting outside of his lines, you could have taken him along way, like an even bigger showdown than he left with. other than that, i have never been let down, thank you trooper, thank you ball, thank you shictler. i cant wait for season 3. please inform us more on lucas hoods past, and hoon lee. if youre looking for an idea, jason statham comes looking for hood as an army of one. that would be a dream come true, or davi becoming a killer just like both her parents. 5* show cant wait for new years. thank you again for the amazing writing that keeps everybody wanting more. excellent job well done.

  7. Love banshee can’t wait for the new season. Hope it stays around a while. Although, I think they’re going to have to introduce a lot more female characters at the rate the sheriff goes through them!! Lol

  8. Enjoy the show very much looking forward to season 3, great story lins and plots!!!

  9. Banshee and strike back are the only two dramas that I have watched on TV. They are outstanding! Very few shows can leave me drooling to know what happens next. For guys like me that love intense action you need more of these shows on cable. These local channel “cop or fire” dramas suck! Most of the acting is lame also. Great job banshee!! Also bring back a show like strike back. With whTs going on on the Middle East the public is starving for it- and if you need seasoned martial art actors- give me a buzz

  10. I love Banshee and cant wait for the 3rd season.
    Good to see a newzealand actor Anthony Starr getting this sort of role and making us NZers proud.
    This and game of thrones are my 2 best series at the moment

  11. Banshee is a brilliant series and compelling watching. I am glad there is a series three. But why only eight episodes? Is there a series four planned? The Foureyed Poet.

  12. I love Banshee, great show , great storyline. Actors are real and genuine. Really looking forward to season 3. Banshee and Strike Back are the reasons I pay for cinemax.

  13. I love Banshee, can’t wait for season 3

  14. I really enjoy Watching banshee BEST show EVER THX

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