Cable channel Cinemax has seen its stature grow over the past few years with a number of shows that have garnered acclaim among critical television fans. One such show has been Banshee. Co-created by television newcomers Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, the show is executive produced by Alan Ball, and focuses on a small town in Pennsylvania where a recently released criminal posing as the sheriff tries to navigate his own past, the local criminal element, the Amish community, and the Native American community.
Many fans of the series were excited to learn that Cinemax had renewed the show for a fourth season earlier this year. The excitement, however, turned out to be bittersweet, as news has now emerged that the fourth season, which is currently in production, will be the show’s last. Reports suggest that the creators and writers of the series were aware of the impending cancellation when the fourth season began, and have crafted the story accordingly.
The end of the season, however, will not spell the end of its creative team, as executive producer and director Greg Yaitanes will continue working with Cinemax on their new series Quarry. Banshee co-creator Jonathan Tropper is also working on developing Warrior for the channel alongside Justin Lin, a show that is based on the writings of Bruce Lee.
Banshee’s fourth and final season will air in 2016, and will consist of eight episodes. Antony Starr, Ulrich Thomsen, Ivana Milisevic, and Hoon Lee will return for the new season, joined by Eliza Dushku and Ana Ayora. Sound on Sight’s reviews of the series’ second and third season episodes can be read here, and our Banshee podcast, titled Under The Hood, can be heard here.