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.

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Banshee airs Fridays at 10pm on Cinemax.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Banshee…got hooked immediately. Only reason I pay for a movie channel. Anxious for its return.

  2. Can not wait for an other season .

  3. When will season 3 start?

  4. I love this show. It is one of the BEST shows I have seen in years!!!!!!!!

  5. can’t wait for season 3.i hope this series goes on for years.

  6. Banshee is absolutely awesome. My husband and I watched it and are now researching it in preparation for the 3rd season.

  7. I love this show; can’t get enough of it. When I breeze thru my thousands of cable channels and can’t find anything worth watching, I can always go watch any episode of Banshee and be happy. I do like Game of thrones but not as much as this.

  8. Clever slick production coupled with tight writing and investable characters. Fast paced, action packed and eminently watchable. One of the best shows currently on tv, bring on the 3rd season!

  9. Hope To See More Shows Of Banshee Enjoyed Watching All Of Them

  10. Can’t wait for series 3. Totally hooked! Brilliant show, keep them coming.

  11. Banshee ] hooked from episode 1, the series seems to have everything. Deception, excitement, the fights, with both sexes getting into the mix. SEX is intense with some dam fine women! Good writing with a plot, which leaves you from episode to episode, wondering: what’s next? Keep it going, Anthony, you da man! You give new meaning to the word Iceman Looking forward to e new adventures in Season III,
    Turn it up

  12. Hooked us immediately and we anxiously await every episode. In serious withdrawal waiting and waiting… Hoping that Season 3 will be as awesome/crazy/thrilling/creepy as the last two!

  13. Pls I love banshee and I can not wait for the season 3 to be out, pls let me know whene it out

  14. I love Banshee and can’t wait for another season!

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