Banshee is an American action drama television series produced by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler that premiered on Cinemax on January 11, 2013.
The series was created as part of Cinemax’s effort to create original programming. In January 2014, a 10-episode second season premiered. That same month, Banshee was revived for a third season, which premiered in January 2015. The sitcom was revived for an eight-episode fourth and final season in February 2015. On May 20, 2016, the last episode aired.
What the series is all about?
After spent 15 years in jail for stealing $15 million in diamonds on behalf of his employer, Rabbit, a Ukrainian crime leader, the guy has been freed. He and Rabbit’s daughter Anastasia (Ana), his former girlfriend and collaborator, had already agreed to retain the loot for themselves. Rabbit is pursuing Anastasia since she got away with the jewels, and he thinks he can lead him to his daughter and the diamonds.
The guy escapes to Banshee, a small fictitious Pennsylvanian town where Ana has been living as Carrie Hopewell, a mother of two and the DA’s wife. The new sheriff, Lucas Hood, appears in a pub near the town’s entrance and is slain almost immediately when he intervenes in a quarrel between local criminals and the bar owner. While avoiding Rabbit, the guy assumes Hood’s identity and must deal with ex-Amish crime boss Kai Proctor, settle things out with “Carrie,” and receive his part of the diamonds.
Hood’s attempts to rekindle his connection with Carrie in Season 1 are hampered by the possibility of Rabbit discovering them. While battling with Proctor and pursuing his frequently illegal actions, Hood fully disregards the law, alienating his own subordinates. Hood is finally apprehended by Rabbit, and he surrenders to save Carrie. Carrie conducts a raid with some criminal collaborators and deputies to release Hood, and she shoots Rabbit.
How was the Making of the series?
The show was initially announced in August 2011, when Alan Ball was confirmed as the show’s producer. Ball collaborated on the project with Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, the initiative’s founders. Banshee was originally set up at Cinemax’s parent company HBO, but when it was decided to boost original content on that network, it was relocated to Cinemax. Cinemax was completing casting and financial arrangements by August, with the goal of filming in North Carolina in the spring of 2012.
Cinemax commissioned 10 episodes for the show’s first season in January 2012, with Greg Yaitanes directing the first episode. Brock Lotus, Siobhan Dunn, and Owens were cast as Brock Lotus, Siobhan Dunn, and Owens, respectively, in March 2012.
Starr was cast as Lucas Hood, along with Grosse as deputy Emmett Yawners, Thomsen as Kai Proctor, Lee as Job, and Milicevic as Carrie Hopewell, later that month. In April, Simmons was cast as Proctor’s niece, Rebecca Bowman, an Amish girl who leads a rebellious double life, while Odette Annable was cast as Nola Longshadow, a Native American assassin, in August 2012. Executive producers include Tropper, Schickler, Ball, Yaitanes, and Peter Macdissi.
How is the Rating of the season?
Banshee’s first season had Cinemax’s greatest ratings for an original series at the time, averaging 433,000 viewers each episode and 727,000 in the seven days after each episode’s premiere. The season finale garnered 455,000 people the first time it aired and 655,000 the second time it aired, making it the greatest viewership ever for a Cinemax original series at the time and the third-highest ratings for Banshee at the time.
The second season outperformed the first in terms of ratings. The fifth episode of the season, “The Truth About Unicorns,” established a series high with 591,000 views when it first aired. With 733,000 viewers for the season finale, and a total of 968,000 for the evening including repeat showings, the season finale established a new record.
What About Banshee Season 5?
The first season of the show premiered in 2011 and was followed by four more popular seasons. Season 5 of the program was officially cancelled, and the show’s creators, Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, gave a definitive statement to the media outlets about it.
The first four seasons have been a blast, but there are a few things you may not know about them! Let’s take a closer look. Banshee was co-creator/writer/executive producer Jonathan Tropper’s debut project, and he made a last-minute decision to radically change the series’ ending while maintaining the character growth and desired plot in mind. There is a post-credits scene in every episode from seasons 1-3, as well as the series finale.
Starr received a face injury on the first day of filming when stunt fight choreography went awry, tearing his mouth wide. He filmed for another six hours to finish the sequence before heading to the hospital for six stitches. Because of the injuries, all sequences staged before the fight but recorded after the stunt required digital removal, resulting in a long post-production on the first episode.
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