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. This show has EVERYTHING. I love it. I dont watch many shows faithfully but this one. I cant wait for season 3 and hopefully many many more! You never know whats going to happen and where everyones faith lies. Crazy suspenseful.

  2. We really enjoy this show and although found it a little slow at start it has steadily built into a not to be missed series.

  3. Love Banshee! look forward to it every week. There is always a twist and an edge to each episode. Keep it up!

  4. Love this show ! Just watched all 20 episodes ! When does season 3 start ?!?!

  5. Love this show more than most. I cant wait for season 3. When does season 3 start?

  6. Just finished the second season. When is the third season coming out I am dying to see what happens! I love this show!!!!

  7. Can’t wait for season 3 to come out. It’s incredible show. Keep it up Cinamax. Luv it.

  8. Man. I stumbled on this show by accident. I was up one night bored and discovered this show. Man I have watch series 1 and 2 episodes probably four times. Gotta bring this show back. I normally watch sports and the news only. But, this show is stroke a pure Genius. All the actors are great! If the show doesn’t win an award. Proctor’s hit man needs to go see someone.

  9. I love love this show happy it’s returning

  10. Absolutely looking forward to season 3! My main question is…When is Banshee coming back? <3

  11. My husband and I love this show. We are watching season 2 onDemand and im happy to hear there will be a season 3. I love everything about it. Its action, the story line, the rivalry between cultures, its suspenseful, and funny at times. And of course there is the racy scenes, which is all good too. This show has yet to disappointment in any of the episodes. Thank you Cinemax for another season of Banshee. :-)

  12. Absolutely love this series, it is my favorite of all. I can’t wait for season 3. It is the type of series where you hate the season finale cause you know you have so long to wait for it to start up again.

  13. Banshee is the best new show ever. I watched all of season 1 and 2. The street fighting scenes are the best ever. The street talk is the most realistic and funniest ever. I cant get enough. Make some movies, lots of movies with lots of street fighting and sexy women! You’re on the right track.

  14. am from tanzania east africa and banshee is off the hook.

  15. I can’t get enough of Banshee! My son and I watch it when ever it comes on! It’s one of those series that keep you on the edge of your seat! So yes I think that the show should keep going! To myself and my son we think that Banshee is #1! Keep up the good work! We are looking forward to another season!

  16. I have been waiting for the new season to start anybody have a date when that will be I’ve been watching Banshee all along and I love the show

  17. please keep banshee alive all my friends and myself love this show.

  18. Love it! It’s right up there with “Game of Thrones”. Can’t wait for the new season.

  19. this is my all time favorite show. if they take this off the air I will never ever watch tv again

  20. Banshee is one of my best series that i ever watched.. i cant wait for season 3 wish it comes soon

  21. I had heard about this show through a friend and this weekend my wife and I watched both season 1 and season 2 only to take a break to pee and let the dogs out. LOL…This show is now my top 3!!!! I am already biting my nails in waiting for the next season to come out. ALL of the actors are AMAZING!!!!!! Each plays their role like it was made for them from the start! PLEASE PLEASE…keep this show going as you have a huge fan now!!!! thank you and best of luck to you all for season 3 :)

  22. Wonderful show. Well written, well directed, and well acted. It was a delight to watch seasons 1& 2 on Demand as I had not heard of this show before. The dialogue is amazing- funny, intense, real, and at times mind-blowing! I love this show so much. Cinemax you need to advertise it better!! Looking forward to Season 3.

  23. Banshee, best action series. On par with many British drams.

  24. Thank you Cinemax for renewing Banshee. The last season was one of the best action shows of this type that I’ve ever watched. For what it’s worth, I have never before liked a show enough to send a comment.

    Well done.

  25. I like the show because it has plenty of action in it,and has a good story line

  26. Work for comcast and when the lady came to tell us about the new show I jumped in immediately, I love the action, story line , and actors, absolutely the best package.

  27. MORE BANSHEE!!!!!

  28. I didnt know whether watching a show set in the amish part of pa would be worth it. Afterall..I visited lancaster county many times as a child and found nothing but the food and lack of electricity remotely interesting. A few hbo original programs are pretty doggone good and I happen to love strikeback so I gave cinemax another try. Excellent a skeptical nyer loves it!! Theres plot,drama, sex, action and believable characters. What more do u need in a series. Its not for kids Watch it! Youre sure to love it.

  29. Essentially, Banshee is Strike Back set in Amish Land. Strip away all the incredulous plots from both and you’re left with a simple formula: Dudes shootin’, dudes sexin’, dudes shootin’ some more. Guns and sex sells, my friends.

    Of course, the formula isn’t necessarily bad; in fact both series are very entertaining. It’s just that these will never compete with the best of ShowTime: Dexter, HomeLand, Big C, and Californication (which took the sex formula thing & brilliantly turned it on its head to become a sad thing). Nor can CMax compete with the best of FX: Justified, Sons, and the Amerikans). HBO? Not a big fan of GOT or anything else from them since just before the gawd-awful last Sopranos episode.

    At the end of the day, CMax needs to step up its game if it wants to play with the big boys, and someone needs to throw a life preserver after HBO.

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