OK, we’re not going to beat around the bush here… we didn’t report on this because we knew last year that Banshee was going to finish after season four.
We weren’t happy about it. At all. But like Tyrell said in Blade Runner “The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long”. And Banshee has burned so very, very brightly.
Anyway, Cinemax has confirmed that next season, season four, will be the end of the series.
Cinemax is HBO’s sister channel but sadly, despite Banshee being a superbly tight, graphic and pulse-racing show, it never got the audience it deserved. We at FTN always felt that it belonged on HBO, where it may have found the viewers; but, no matter what way you look at it, Banshee has a simple premise – a criminal tracks his lover to a town called Banshee to get back something she has belonging to him, he accidentally gets in a fight and the town’s new sheriff dies before anyone meets him and the criminal takes the sheriff’s identity. Simple. But effective. And so was born Lucas Hood, one of TV’s greatest anti-heroes.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said: “Banshee is a unique and compelling show that helped set high standards for original programming for Cinemax,. The show’s execeptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in Banshee’s final season.”
The final season kicks off in January 2016