Cinemax has already begun to offer original programming, with Strike Back airing on the premium cable channel, and series like Transporter: The Series and Banshee lined up. While I've heard good things about Strike Back, Alan Ball's Banshee may end up being the series that really lures in new subscribers. The words "From the creator of True Blood and Six Feet Under" should be enough to grab anyone's attention. Though, I'll admit, I swore there was no way I was adding yet another premium cable channel to my already substantial cable bill, watching the new teaser for Banshee does have me wondering if maybe there's some way I might be able to squeeze Cinemax into the budget.
EW posted the news today that Banshee will premiere on Cinemax on January 11, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. The series comes from Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes (House) and Peter Macdiissi and stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, a convict who, according to the latest teaser, just did fifteen years for being the most notorious thief in the country. He has the whole world open to him and he's going to the one place he should not go. And that place has horses and buggies (presumably an Amish population).
Click the image below to view the video at EW.
We see him toss his prison uniform out the window and then there is is, sporting a badge. From prisoner to sheriff! This does sound interesting. Seems like he's a man on a mission. Or Amish-in? (Apologies. I have no excuse for that.)
And here's a teaser that shows nothing but has some audio…
"How can one town have so many scumbags?"