Friday, March 15, 2013

Preview: Banshee

Crime-Romance Banshee Wraps Up Season Two
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Cinemax's first purely original mainstream series (Strike Back and Hunted are British coproductions), Banshee (Friday, 10pm) is intended as the new face of the channel - nicknamed "Skinemax" for its previous reliance on soft-core erotica.

"Our aim in our rebranding," programming president Kary Antholis admits, "is to find producers, writers and directors who [can create] pulp with sophisticated narratives - what Tarantino, Cronenberg and the Coen brothers are doing with movies."

So when executive producer Alan Ball (True Blood) brought Banshee to the network, Antholis grabbed it.

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