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Banshee will not return for a Fifth series...

#Banshee Ended, No Season Five :(
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The fourth season of Banshee will include “thick lashings of action and gore”, according to Anthony Starr.

@Banshee, created by Johnathan Tropper and David Schickler, is an American action television series, developed specifically for the Cinemax network. Created as an effort to increase the network’s number of original productions, @Banshee is executively produced by Tropper and Schickler, alongside Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball, and Greg Yaitanes.

#Banshee premiered on January 11th of 2013 and quickly became Cinemax’s highest rated series, garnering an average 433,000 viewers per episode (which increased to an average of 727,000 in the week following each episode’s release). #Banshee’s original season finale drew in even more viewers than its premiere, with numbers totaling 455,000. The Banshee series was ultimately renewed for a second and third season, which aired in January of 2014 and 2015, respectively. In the month following the series’ third season premiere, the Cinemax network announced its plans to renew Banshee for what would be its fourth, and final, season.

Set in the small, Amish, and fictional, town, of Banshee, Pennsylvania, the Banshee series follows an anonymous ex-con (Anthony Starr) as he is released from jail after fifteen years. Ending up in the town of Banshee, he immediately sees a sheriff, Luke Hood, get shot, and goes on to steal his identity in order to evade enemy and former boss, Igor “ Mr. Rabbit” Rabitov (Ben Cross), from whom he stole the diamonds that got him arrested. Our ex-con, however, did not commit the crime alone. He was aided by his girlfriend Anastasia Rabitov (Ivana Miličević), Rabbit’s daughter. Although the ex-con was caught, Anastasia escaped with the diamonds and now, fifteen years later, is still hiding from her father while also leading a double life in the very same Amish town.

Fans were shocked when Cinemax announced that Banshee’s fourth season would be its last, especially considering the series’ consistently high ratings. Micahel Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, says “Banshee is a unique and compelling show that helped set a high standard for original programming for Cinemax.” He continues, “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”.

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It appears that the real reason behind Banshee’s ending is not the network, however, but simply because the creative minds behind the show feel like it has come to an end. A source has revealed to HitFix, “It was a creative decision. The premise was never meant to survive a long stretch. We made the decision at the end of season three that we were going to make season four our grand finale”. Creator Johnathan Trooper has also tweeted: “I felt pressure to come up with a 5th season, but to me there is nothing more disappointing than a show that doesn’t know when it’s over”.

Banshee’s fourth, and final, season recently premiered on the Cinemax channel on April 1st, 2016. Set two years following the events of the third season, the premiere episode, entitled “Something Out of the Bible”, immediately provided fans with some shockers. From the get-go, we are informed that Kai Proctor’s niece and lover, Rebecca (Lili Simmons), has been murdered and authorities suspect a serial killer is on the loose. Hood is immediately deemed a suspect when Rebecca’s GPS shows

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her last known location to be his farmhouse.

One reviewer has noted that this season’s premise “feels like the start of a long-postponed revival or a belated sequel more than a fourth season”, with others declaring it very reminiscent of a “puzzle-box mystery that slowly gets pieced together through time jumps and gradual reveals”.

Get in on the mystery with the next episode of Banshee’s final season, entitled “Job” and scheduled to premiere on April 15th, 2016.


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mary pardi
mary pardi
1 year 1 month ago

You cannot leave me hanging,season 5 pleeeeeeeeeeeese!!!!!!!!!!!

bangkok8org
bangkok8org
1 year 1 month ago

Yes ! Season 5 is a must !!

Stacy
Stacy
1 year 1 month ago

Devastated!!!!! I seriously just want to cry reading this….. This show is awesome please make a Season 5

Jill Knight
Jill Knight
1 year 22 days ago

Season 4 never felt finished to me. Season 5 is essential! So many options for Hood & Job

Dickens
Dickens
1 year 21 days ago

Dickens
You guy can’t leave an interesting movie hanging, I am left in suspen and beside there are still along left for Hood and Job to do.Season 5 is a must please.

mungo
mungo
1 year 19 days ago

they must season because they is a lot to explore, many actors got more options look at Proctor, Job and Hood

john charles
john charles
1 year 11 days ago

please you cant just end such an awesome series like that, come on make season 5 please

K\'ron Williams
K\'ron Williams
11 months 29 days ago

Season 5 COME ON !!!

powless
powless
11 months 25 days ago

season 5 season 6 and so on great show

Sw pilgrim
Sw pilgrim
11 months 17 days ago

BANSHEE IS FINISHED BUT WHERE CAN THE CAST REAPPEAR? BOONDOCKS OR URBAN ? Give it a creative shot, puhleeze!

Stephen Byrne
Stephen Byrne
11 months 12 days ago

I agree with Shrow, if they do a season 5, a New York heist style Bashee could totally work, the acting , writing, directing & camera work on this show is excellent, take care all fans, enjoy series ! 🙂

Debbie
Debbie
11 months 10 days ago

Love the movie need more

joshua stgermain
joshua stgermain
11 months 8 days ago

if there is no season5 I’m going to boycot cinemax with all my friends

chev
chev
11 months 7 days ago

I have all the crAziness follow up and ideas for season five
Supply and demand it has to go on
There’s not a show like it and I don’t watch much tv But breaking bad and this banshee show awesome

Russ
Russ
11 months 3 days ago

Great show, the only clue of a possible season 5 is that I did not see Proctor die.

mtiula
mtiula
10 months 19 days ago

plzz plzz we want to see season 5!!!

Rusty
Rusty
10 months 8 days ago

Please make season 5 plus more. Love the show.

geremy
geremy
10 months 12 hours ago

only stumbled across this show while flicking through the channels, couldn’t get enough. great show and not happy about no season 5

anytime
anytime
9 months 6 days ago

make season 5. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Carin
Carin
8 months 28 days ago

No please need season 5. What happened to proctor.

Daniel
Daniel
8 months 24 days ago

It ended perfectly. I guess Alan Ball learned his lesson after True Blood. No point dragging out a good till it becomes a bad one.

Cecilia
Cecilia
8 months 8 days ago

For the love of god this show is my addiction. Please make a season 5 even though almost everyone died; there’s still those important people in there pleaseeeeee!!

Blake
Blake
8 months 3 days ago

Bring back the show!

Sandy Kuhn
Sandy Kuhn
7 months 24 days ago

I am really bummed that Banshee will not be returning. It was most definitely one of the best series. Gonna miss the bunch in Banshee.

mateface
mateface
7 months 11 days ago

They need to make a new season they can’t just leave it….. only started watching it about 3-4wks ago and I’m hooked…. get it together producers!!!

Theresa
Theresa
7 months 8 days ago

Please we need a season 5

Zulfah
Zulfah
6 months 3 days ago

I clearly want a season five. it is so intriguing. It is particularly one of the best i watched before, an people i do indeed love series and can differentiate between ones that are superb.

Porter
Porter
5 months 30 days ago

Please bring it back it was the best , that show & sons of Anarchy and they take both off , bring it bk

vikazhu
vikazhu
5 months 15 days ago

Banshee will return for a Fifth series…
#iprayforit 🙂

Amir
Amir
4 months 10 days ago

Hell yeah 5th season don’t leave use hanging

Gary Walsh
Gary Walsh
4 months 9 days ago

GOT to continue with this Team, imagine Hood, Rebecca, Job and Sugar on heist after heist with Banshee as their hideaway, with Proctor trying to muscle in, come on producers show how creative you are!

Robbie
Robbie
3 months 12 days ago

All over this , season five is a must. 😎😎😎

Asha Uddin
Asha Uddin
27 days 3 hours ago

it is a real shame , after years of frustration , I have finally found a TV show that actually made a good first impression and highly entertaining . Good things just don’t last I suppose

Donna Long Lee
Donna Long Lee
21 days 15 hours ago

Banshee was an amazing show especially for Cinemax. Our friends and family made Banshee Night a special reason th gather! This show had so many more potential places to go! We were so incredibly disappointed that the writer’s couldn’t see the real potential in more season’s. Our hope is that someone will review that decision, and give this show a second chance to be revived.

T.Martin
T.Martin
20 days 49 minutes ago

PLEASE !! We need more season . what a Great show want more please…..

pac
pac
12 days 10 hours ago

Season 5 and more is an absolute must!!!!!!!

Laura
Laura
5 days 17 hours ago

I don’t want this to end! So Many plots could come out of season 4s last episode. take a break & come back!

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