Cinemax Renews Banshee for Season 3

By Tim Surette

Jan 30, 2014

Cinemax has itself a keeper in the favorite Banshee. The network that was once a destination for late-night solo viewing parties has renewed Banshee for a third season as it continues its lurch into the original programming game. Season 3 is pegged for a 2015 debut. 

Currently in its second season, Banshee follows an ex-con named Lucas Hood who takes on the identity of a sheriff in the small town of Banshee. There, he goes up against Amish mobsters, Native American tribesmen, and anyone else his fists can pound in the face. There's also sex! (Read Cory's review of the most recent episode, Season 2's third, right here.)

With Strike Back set to end its five-season run later this year, Banshee will assume the title of Cinemax's longest-running original series that isn't part of its softcore porn erotica collection. That would belong to the appropriately titled Lingerie

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  • MARGARITA99 Aug 06, 2014

    I loved it! When is it coming back ? Does anyone have an answer????? I pay way too much to cable not to know…...

  • RenaMoretti Jan 31, 2014

    But why renew it? It has no ratings and Cinemax isn't even promoting it so it's in no danger of getting ratings.

    Mediocrity rules on cable, just as it rules on the networks.

    We are truly in a Dark Age of scripted television.

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  • loldude1 Apr 13, 2014

    "A Dark Age of scripted television?" Are you known for being exceptionally melodramatic, or are do you just have HORRIBLE taste in quality? Breaking Bad, The Wire, Justified, The Shield, Mad Men, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, The Sopranos, etc. etc. That covers some of the most well-written, well-acted shows ever made for television and every single one of them have premiered in the last 15 years. That is the very definition of a GOLDEN AGE for TV dramas, and we will be lucky to see a run this good ever again. Or maybe you're just one of those prudish PTC nitwits who thinks everything on TV should be rated G. If not, then please explain how this is a dark age for scripted TV

  • C0byM1chaels Jun 07, 2014

    I agree with you

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  • ted2332 Jan 31, 2014

    Great news.
    I feel a little sorry for the poor stunt guys though.

  • flintslady Jan 31, 2014

    I'm really gonna miss Strike Back, but hells yeah for more Banshee!

  • Bottron Jan 31, 2014

    So the main characters name is NOT Lucas Hood. The name of the Sheriff who's identity he steals is Lucas Hood. I don't think they ever mention his real name in the show, unlike Carrie Hopewell who previous name was Anastasia.

  • Gem-n-eye Jan 31, 2014

    A big ass fist in the face hell ya!!!!

  • quickclean100 Jan 31, 2014

    no surprise to me. great show!!

  • Grumpyclown Jan 31, 2014

    Banshee gets renewed, Sean Saves The World gets cancelled - its been a good week for TV

  • englishboy Jan 31, 2014

    Awesome and fantastic news...and great to have it so early on into season 2. This will help to rightfully increase anticipation even more, for one of the most original and fun shows on tv right now; right down to the visceral action and original characterisation and many other great aspects. I just love the pacing of this show as it's non stop and all of the characters in this screwed up little town are always in trouble and all the better for it. Long may it continue!

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