Cinemax Cancels ‘Banshee’

Bad news for Fanshees everywhere.

Cinemax has cancelled Banshee, announcing that the upcoming fourth season will be the show’s last. To say this is a shame would be a bit of an understatement. I would argue the show is among the more underrated dramas on TV, and it has pretty much spent its past three seasons struggling to find an audience commensurate with its quality. The final season will be just eight episodes, which is a reduction in episode order from the previous three seasons, which each had ten episodes.

Banshee, from True Blood creator Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, centers on ex-con Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), who locates former lover Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic), only to discover she’s now the wife of the prosecutor in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania. So Hood decides to become the town sheriff, even while he faces demons from his past who continually resurface.

Cinemax Cancels 'Banshee'

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The fourth and final season of Banshee will premiere on Cinemax in 2016. But, needless to say, this is sad news, considering just how good this show has been over the course of its run. The one positive, I suppose, is that knowing the end is coming will allow the show to build to a proper conclusion.

But what do you think of Banshee‘s cancellation? Sound off in the comments!

And for more on renewals and cancellations, check out our report on the renewal of BoJack Horseman for Season 3 on Netflix!

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