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. Glad to know this is renewed for a season 3.

  2. Banshee is my favorite show on the air right now and I watch a lot of stuff, I’m so glad that max isn’t like NBC where they cancel great shows without giving them a chance so keep it going max! Strike back is my second favorite.

  3. Banshee is an awesome show. Don’t cancel it. There are too many reality television shows on anymore. It is hard to find something interesting and fun to watch. The fight scenes are crazy. They all pull them off very well. Love Jobe. He is too funny.

  4. I am not sure why I like this show so much, but I do. I DVR’d the first two seasons and watched them back to back. Now I am anxiously awaiting season 3.

  5. I absolutely love the show. I can’t wait for the new season. When will it be airing?

  6. Best series on at the moment.
    Carn’t wait for the 3 season & hopefully many

  7. Love the show. Question is when does season 3 start?

  8. Banshee returns January 16th!!!!

    • Thanks for the info. Seems like seasons get farther and farther apart and the actual show doesn’t stay for long. At least not long enough.

  9. Love Banshee and Antony Starr is great in the starring role. Hope season 3 is as good as the first two. Good story line with the Amish and Native Americans as the backdrop stories.

  10. Love Banshee – Can’t get enough! We need a Lucas Hood fix bad!!!!!!

  11. Excited for season 3!! I’ve gotten other people hooked on this series. Love it!!!
    Patiently waiting… Does any body know when season 3 will air?

  12. Love this show. I am stoked to hear it is goin to have a season 3. Thanks for not canceling another great show. It makes me want to check out your other shows.

    • Banshee rules,a series that hit our screens with a blast keep it going big fan.

  13. Banshee is ‘fully street’…I love it and so do all my friends…best show on tv

  14. We are looking forward to another entertaining season 3 of Banshee. The sexiest and most action packed show that we’ve seen in a long time.

  15. Was surprised and enjoyed season 1 .
    Had doubts about a second season but was wrong 2nd season was better then the 1st.
    Good luck topping season 2, will look for it and let you know if you do.
    TV made for adults is very scarce keep it going.

  16. Well I think Banshee is as entertaining and definately in the same league as Homeland, Breaking Bad, True Blood etc …etc… Oh and strike back is just as awesome. I hope we see more of Banshee for Seasons to come very entertaining adult viewing…

  17. I luv Banshee!! Between it and Ray Donavan, I cannot choose or lose . Please keep the show running.

  18. Will definitely be tuning in for Season 3. Despite the graphic violence, the writing and the acting are better than ANYTHING else, on what we like to call, “crap tv”

  19. I found today where season 3 will start around march 2015. Hope that not right and it’s sooner. Also, what I found only showed about 6 episodes! Hope that is wrong too!!!!!!!

  20. This show is absolutely original! It has so many subplots and stories that could push this show on for a great while. The Characters are strong and its good to see new faces, for the most part! The action is captivating, the sex scenes are good too. The story lines are really great. I honestly cannot wait for Season 3. This is a an amazingly exciting and enticing show. I also love the location, unpopular and very interesting. So many stories can feed off just the location alone, the history of it, its inhabitants. This is the first show where I appreciate all of the characters (good and bad)entirely. Keep Banshee coming strong do lots of posting on its Facebook page to keep Fans interested and enticed!!!!!!!!

  21. One of the best shows out there – along with Vikings!

  22. I can’t get enough of banshee, love it!!! I don’t want tv much and this show is a must see for me…. Love the cast and the story line, please keep it coming

  23. great show

  24. Can’t wait for season three!

  25. Banshee ranks right up there with pro football. I’m Jonesen for the season to start !! ;)

  26. BANCHEE is my families favorite show. We are hoping that it runs for many more years.

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