Alan Ball’s ‘Banshee’ to premiere on Cinemax in January

By Daniel S Levine,

Former True Blood showrunner Alan Ball’s new project Banshee will premiere on Cinemax next month.

According to The Wrap, the series, which stars Anthony Rush, will begin on Jan. 11 at 10 p.m.

Starr plays ex-con Lucas Hood, a skilled thief who becomes the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, but continues to be a criminal. He also has to stand up to his past, with a group of gangsters on his trail. Charlie’s Angels’ Ivana Milicevic and The Celebration’s Ulrich Thomsen co-star in the series.

Deadline reports that the network has ordered ten episodes of the series. It was originally developed at HBO, which also airs True Blood, before heading to Cinemax.

Banshee was co-produced by Greg Yaitanes (House) and written by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler.

HBO and Ball announced in February that the Oscar-winning screenwriter would be leaving True Blood as showrunner, although he will continue to serve as executive producer. Mark Hudis was picked as his replacement for season six.

Ball is also known for writing American Beauty and created HBO’s Six Feet Under.

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