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. bansee is a hit ,they need to keep this one running i seen all 3 seasons and dont miss a show

  2. I have been watching banshee from day 1 the best in tenses bad as want more

  3. Love love love this show. I am fully addicted and it has to go forever! This series has successfully taken the place of Dexter in my heart!!

  4. best show on TV

  5. To say I love “Banshee” is not saying anything, I LOVE it,,,,,have not missed one episode, however I want to say this one thing, where the heck is Anthony’s …….ah , backside been, If you want to reach all the audience you can, that’s including us women, can we once again Anthony, in all his stunning glory!!!!! Come on all right already with all the fighting, especially since Shervon’s death, it has just been one fight after another, very little about Lucas, his thoughts, his concerns, his dreams or his wants and desires, it all started with him and what his life was all about,and that was what got us interested in the first place ,but, as the story has continued we have seen very little each week of what this man was ,or is all about, now, we see very little of him, let alone what his life is about, and more about all those around him and their lifes, not interested……..I watch to see Lucas, I like the charater very much, please get back to the original story line,we love Lucas!!!!!!!!!!

  6. this series is i think, the best ever of any action movie or tv series .ever. period. wish this would run for many more seasons, something like Dexter or Breaking Bad.

  7. I have never been so hooked on a show as this, this is way better than Dexter, Breaking bad, Homeland, every show is better than the last The action and effects are on par with any Hollywood movie. What a fantastic team of writers, producers and actors, first class job.

  8. I cannot get enough of this show, I have told so many people about this. It has everything, action, dark humor, sex, violence and it is so well done. Please do not let it end, even though I know it will!

  9. We LOVE Banshee! Been watching since day 1 – is this season really OVER already?? – when will we see more Banshee???

  10. what an amazing dynamic show this is very original and I look forward to seeing it every week just hope they can keep up this dynamic movie series also love all the really great to see some fresh faces

  11. I enjoy the show. I think there is plenty of room for more episodes so it could warrent at least two more seasons.

  12. Held my interest and I watched all three seasons.
    When will the 4th season come out.

  13. Looking forward to new scenes beautiful Longshadow gone, deputy babe Siobahn{??},Lili Proctors niece remains but,getting back to the show and my mind outta of the gutter-YES!! Rock on BANSHEE get back on those so called jarheads that are up to no good…………