It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but all good things must come to an end eventually. And thus we’re now getting ready to enter the fourth and final season of Cinemax’s brutally brilliant Banshee. True to form for the show’s now legendary fight scenes, Banshee is going down kicking and screaming (and shooting and flamethrowing). By that I don’t mean that this end is happening against its will, as showrunner Jonathan Topper actually planned out the violent tale of robber turned sheriff Lucas Hood to end with this 8-episode final bow, but rather that the show appears to be going out with one hell of a bang as promised!
That’s according to this first trailer for Banshee‘s last season which debuted at New York Comic Con over the weekend and promises all kinds of blood-soaked craziness as Antony Starr’s Lucas Hood and his motley crew try to get back their pal Job from his mysterious abductors, while also contending with Kai Proctor’s push for control of the titular small Pennsylvanian town. Then there’s also rookie cop Bunker who has to face down his ex-white supremacist buddies, more light shone on Hood’s former life (hey, maybe we can finally learn his real name now!), the introduction of Eliza Dushku as a new FBI profiler and… *gulp*… a death? Please say that’s not a spoiler at 0:44! C’mon, guys! You can’t do this to me!
Along with the trailer, Cinemax has also revealed that Banshee‘s fourth season will be premiering on January 29, 2016. Here’s the full press release (via Collider):
NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2015 – BANSHEE will return for its eight-episode fourth and final season Jan. 29, 2016, exclusively on CINEMAX. Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce.
“BANSHEE is a unique and compelling show that helped set high standards for original programming for CINEMAX,” says Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “The show’s exceptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in BANSHEE’s final season.”
“BANSHEE has been an incredible ride, and we continue to break new ground in season four,” notes co-creator and executive producer Jonathan Tropper. “While we certainly considered returning for a fifth season, I always said that when the story was told, it would be time to move on, and that time has come. I am grateful to CINEMAX for making BANSHEE the great success it has been and for supporting our creative decision to wrap things up.”
Debuting in Jan. 2013, BANSHEE stars Antony Starr (“Wish You Were Here”) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice..
Other cast members include Ivana Milicevic (“Aloha,” HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man”) as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her new family, which has recently learned of her criminal past; Ulrich Thomsen (“The Celebration”) as Lucas’ arch-enemy, Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Hoon Lee (“The Blacklist”) as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas and Carrie in their criminal enterprises; Frankie Faison (“The Good Wife,” HBO’s “The Wire”) as Sugar Bates, a wise and powerful former boxer who owns the local watering hole and serves as confidante to Lucas and Job; Matt Servitto (HBO’s “The Sopranos”) as Brock Lotus, Lucas’ long-suffering veteran deputy; Ryann Shane (“Lights Out”) as Deva Hopewell, Carrie’s teenage daughter, who is rattled after learning Lucas fathered her; Lili Simmons (HBO’s “True Detective”) as Rebecca Bowman, Proctor’s sexy niece, who has taken on a larger role in his criminal activities; Matthew Rauch (“The Blacklist,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) as Clay Burton, Proctor’s multifaceted, complicated bodyguard and right-hand man; Tom Pelphrey (“The Following”) as Kurt Bunker, a former skinhead who joins the Banshee sheriff’s department as a deputy; and Chris Coy (“The Walking Dead,” HBO’s “Treme”) as Calvin Bunker, Kurt’s unsavory brother, who has kept his Nazi ties.
New to the cast are Eliza Dushku (“Dollhouse,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Veronica Dawson, a tough, sexy and shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons, who joins forces with Lucas; Ana Ayora (“The Big Wedding”) as Nina Cruz, a Banshee deputy working as an inside plant for Proctor; and Casey LaBow (“The Twilight Saga; Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2”) as Maggie, wife of a local Aryan Brotherhood leader, who desperately wants a better life for herself and her son.
Last Updated: October 13, 2015