Sky Atlantic has picked up the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Cinemax’s action series Banshee. The broadcaster holds the rights to the series as part of the deal inked between BSkyB and HBO in 2010, TVWise has confirmed. I hear that said deal covers not only new shows appearing on HBO but all shows produced by HBO Originals. Banshee‘s ten episode first season is set to premiere on Sky Atlantic this May and will also be available on Sky Go.
Created by Jonathan Tropper & David Schickler and executive produced by True Blood showrunner Alan Ball, Banshee follows Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. The drama series stars Antony Starr (Rush), Ivana Milicevic (Charlie’s Angels), Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration), Frankie Faison (The Good Wife), Rus Blackwell (Burn Notice), Ryann Shane (Blue Bloods), Ben Cross (Star Trek), Demetrius Grosse (Justified), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Brothers and Sisters), Matt Servitto (The Sopranos), Lili Simmons (Fat Kid Rules the World), Hoon Lee (Premium Rush) and Daniel Ross Owens (Prison Break). Banshee was recently renewed for a second season by Cinemax.
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