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Banshee season 2 – what to expect

We round-up all the latest on Banshee ahead of season 2’s premiere.

Banshee

Banshee proved to be one of the most surprising shows of 2013 when it debuted on Cinemax in the US and on Sky Atlantic here in the UK.

If you haven’t seen season one or don’t like spoilers stop reading now so we don’t ruin any of Banshee for you.

Telling the story of an unnamed drifter (Antony Starr), Banshee takes place in a fictional Pennsylvanian town. After serving 15 years in prison for stealing diamonds from Ukranian gangster Mr. Rabbit (Ben Cross), the drifter travels to Banshee and assumes the identity of the sheriff. There he finds his former accomplice and lover Anastasia (Ivana Milicevic) who is living under a new identity with her husband and children. Whilst trying to stay hidden from Mr. Rabbit, the drifter also has to keep local crimelord Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) at bay.

At the end of the first season the body of Lucas Hood, the actual sheriff of Banshee, was found threatening to cause havoc for the drifter.  There was also a pretty violent showdown between Anastasia and Mr. Rabbit.

With season 2 starting in the US this Friday, and following in the UK hopefully soon, we’ve rounded up all the information we have so you know what to expect.

  • All of the main cast will be returning.
  • Anthony Ruivivar has been promoted to a series regular so expect to see a lot more of Alex Longshadow.
  • Odette Annable will reprise her supporting role as Nola Longshadow and Harrison Thomas will appear again as Jason Hood.
  • Zeljko Ivanek joins the cast as FBI Agent Jim Racine who comes to Banshee to try and find Mr. Rabbit and he’s convinced the crime lord isn’t dead.
  • Potentially adding fuel to that rumour Julian Sands will be playing the role of Mr. Rabbit’s younger brother who is a devout and amoral priest.
  • Tatanka Means will play new character Hoyt Rivers, the head of security for Alex Longshadow.
  • Judging from the trailer there’s going to be plenty more action, sex and naughty antics from resident nympho Rebecca Bowman (Lili Simmons).
  • Lucas and Kai may (or may not) come to a mutually beneficial understanding.
  • There’s going to be a confrontation between Lucas and Gordon Hopewell (Rus Blackwell) following the aftermath of the season one finale.
  • Lucas and Carrie continue to work together with Job (Hoon Lee) at their side.
  • There are 10 episodes in the season and the titles are:
    • 1. Little Fish
    • 2. The Thunder Man
    • 3. The Warrior Class
    • 4. Bloodlines
    • 5. The Truth About Unicorns
    • 6. Armies of One
    • 7. Ways to Bury a Man
    • 8. Evil For Evil
    • 9. Homecoming
    • 10. Bullets and Tears

Check out the season 2 trailer which is pretty epic if you ask us:

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