The final season of Banshee (Cinemax, Fridays) should be interesting. Lucas Hood (Anthony Starr) will find himself confronted by an FBI agent (Eliza Dushku) who notes that he movies more like a criminal than a sheriff – and that’s one of the quiet moments.
Check out the trailer for Banshee: Season Four following the jump. Banshee returns on January 29, 2016.
Susan Seidelman’s critically acclaimed Musical Chairs is set to premiere on Cinemax of Friday at 6:55/5:55C and is now available on MAX GO until March 31st.
Musical chairs is a blend of drama, dance and romance set in contemporary New York, where ‘a pair of unlikely lovers must face a number of challenges, both separately and together, before finding one another–and themselves.’ Set in the world of competitive dancing, Armando, a handyman, and Mia, an Upper East Side princess, must find a way to achieve their dreams in spite his background and a tragic accident puts her in a wheelchair for life. For more, check out the press release following the jump.
Before Cinemax had hits with the action series Strike Back, or the high concept crime series Banshee, it took its first really solid steps into the world of original programming with Femme Fatales – a series that combined sex, violence and twists in a way that deliberately called to mind the noir B-movies of the fifties. To date, the series has run for two seasons, with the first season now available on DVD – and it’s actually pretty good.
Alan Ball, creator of True Blood, is back with a new town of twisted individuals.
From the official tag: Banshee stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.
Banshee premieres on Cinemax (home of Strike Back and Femme Fatales) Friday (10/9C). Three more clips follow the jump.
When Strike Back (Cinemax, Fridays, 10/9C) premiered, it was a pleasant surprise: a smart, dark, funny, explosive action series that gave as much of a damn about its character as blowing stuff up real good. Now well into its second American season – and third season overall (you should find the first UK series because it’s also really, really good) – it continues to impress.
Following the jump, check out a clip from tomorrow night’s episode:
Synopsis: On the run from a resourceful terrorist who wants the nuclear triggers, Stonebridge, Scott and Markunda take Othmani deeper into hostile rural territory. They seek refuge with a local in a remote area while the terrorist, his militia and yet another interested party close in.
When Cinemax become co-producer of Strike Back (Fridays, 10/9C), it promised a show that would be action-packed and surprising. The biggest surprise that it wasn’t just brainless blowin’ stuff up real good. Instead, we got a series that was smart, witty (check out the tagline on the poster) and, yes, explosive.
Now the question is this: can Strike Back maintain the same high level of quality? After watching the Season Two trailer and a dramatic clip (see both following the jump), I would venture to answer in the affirmative. I know I’ll be checking it out tomorrow.
With Strike Back, HBO’s racier cable outlet steps away from its ‘Skinema’ nickname and moves into the realm of hard-edged action-adventure. The premise of new series [which premieres on Friday, August 12th at 10/9C] is as follows: when a resourceful international terrorist group plots an attack, a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative joins forces with a stealth British military unit to stop them.
Further details – including the blurb for the series premiere, cast and production details, the official trailer and two clips follow the jump.