Cinemax has renewed the television drama “Banshee” for a second season.
The series, which premiered on the cable network January 11, revolves around an ex-con who rolls into the town of Banshee, Penn., and takes on the identity of the town sheriff. As he continues his criminal ways, gangsters he betrayed years before are on the hunt to find him.
“Banshee” was created by “True Blood”‘s Alan Ball, with David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper and Greek-American Greg Yaitanes on board as executive producers. The mostly international cast includes Greek actor Christos Vasilopoulos, who appears in six episodes.
The initial episode brought in around 483,000 viewers, with a steady audience growth during rebroadcasts. It has been doing so well, that HBO – Cinemax’s parent company – recently aired the “Banshee” pilot on their network.
For more information on “Banshee,” check out Greek Reporter’s interview with executive producer Greg Yaitanes here.