The Cinemax drama series Banshee is wrapping up its second season (and thankfully has already been picked up for a third), as Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who has assumed the identity of the town sheriff, continues to attempt to find a balance between his own criminal activities and solving crimes in a town with more bad elements than any one person can keep track of. It’s intense, violent and bad-ass, but it’s also one of the most fun roller-coaster rides on television. The show also stars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lili Simmons, Antony Ruivivar and Odette Annable.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Ivana Milicevic talked about how tough this show was to shoot, how she feels Season 2 compared to Season 1, what it’s been like to hear feedback from fans, what this season has been like for her character, whether Carrie can ever get back on track with her kids, whether Carrie is conflicted between Gordon and Lucas anymore, the complicated relationship between Carrie and Rabbit, and what the prison scenes were like to shoot. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
The Cinemax action series Banshee tells the story of Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA. It’s the perfect cover for him to try to win back the love of his life (Ivana Milicevic) and hide out from the dangerous gangster (Ben Cross) that they both betrayed years earlier, while attempting not to get into too much more trouble.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Ivana Milicevic talked about how she got involved with this show, how much she enjoys getting to play the two sides of her character, what it’s like doing the fairly graphic but always story-driven sex scenes, working with co-stars Antony Starr and Rus Blackwell, what’s to come for her character, and her favorite episodes this season. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
There are rare occasions when a new television show establishes itself so well and gives such a sense of purpose that you feel you’ve been with it all along. Showtime’s Homeland was a fine example, with one of the best drama pilots I’ve ever come across. But Banshee, the new drama from Cinemax, is a close contender. It also has the surprising distinction, so far, of possibly being a contemporary heir-apparent to Deadwood.
The series comes from Alan Ball, who lest we forget, gave us American Beauty and Six Feet Under before he lost his way with True Blood. Banshee is a callback, thankfully, to his earlier work, focusing on that familiar territory of the underbelly of a sleepy, small town. The series’ title comes from the name of the town where the show is set, deep in rural Pennsylvania, in Amish country (or close to it). But despite the rural setting, there is plenty going on. Hit the jump for the specifics and more reasons to give this one a shot.