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!

  15. It’s the best show,I can’t wait for season 3.I’m a big fan of this show.It’s awesome,no words.

  16. This is a great show and I’m looking forward to its much anticipated season 3. Anthony Starr performance is amazing and his relationships with Sugar and Job, brings the story line to life.. Please Banshee.. hurry back!

  17. Banshee!!! Best show ever!! My whole household can’t wait for season 3 !!!! I hope it goes on forever! The actors are incredible……just love love this show. We watched every episode a few times. and they are never boring.

  18. Definitely do another season, this series is better then any other series ever ! And don’t get rid of job Hoon Lee, he makes the whole series, I think he’s the best actor on Banshee, and his role should be on every season of Banshee, and I believe he would make a great actor for the main role in another series!

  19. yes another season love Banshee

  20. Banshee is one of the very tv series i have seen. love the real life fight senses. looking forward to season 3.

  21. i beg you please run the third season of banshee ive been waiting for months now and its my favorite show ive gotten dozens of friends hooked and we all got together to watch both seasons for days in a row to watch every episode and are going out of our minds very impatiently waiting season three i cant wait and the sooner the better!!!!

  22. One of the best programs I have watched. I “binge watched” all the episodes one day and felt so sad upon viewing the last show that I actually felt there was something missing in my life. Great scenes from “unknown” actors and actresses that was so realistic AND BELIEVABLE that is missing from ALL OTHER PROGRAMS SINCE THEN. Please hurry bringing this show back!!!!!

  23. Banchee is my favorite tv show; can’t wait for new season to start; hope it’s early in 2015! Exciting; every show you’re excited and surprised beyond belief; ever know what might happen next. Would love to know when new season is starting!

  24. Love this series! Can’t wait for it to return. Truly a case of cheering the good (bad) guy on!

  25. One of the best show,can not wait for season three can anyone let me know when that will be On TV please

  26. This show is one of the best produced and written shows I have ever seen. It has well timed cliff hangers and a plot that make it interesting just by itself, but the actors that play these roles could not be more perfect. I show all my friends this because it is not a show that you ever wanna miss. Biting my tongue in anticipation for the newest season.

  27. Max you have made me an addict and now I’m jonesing for season 3, please keep the seasons coming looking forward to a long run!!!!!

  28. This is the best series ever. Can’t wait for season 3. When will season 3 start?

    • season 3 comes out at 30 january 2015. ALMOST!

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