The suspenseful series begins with a bizarre twist of fate as a recently paroled master thief assumes the identity of Lucas Hood, sheriff-in-waiting of Banshee, Pa., the same town where his former partner and lover Carrie relocated and remarried years ago. Keeping his history a secret as he awaits forged papers from an old associate, Lucas befriends boxer-turned-bartender Sugar Bates and settles into his new life. Itching for the thrill of thievery and yearning for Carrie, Lucas inadvertently gets tangled up in the rampant corruption of shunned Amish gangster Kai Proctor while keeping a vigilant eye out for Mr. Rabbit, the New York mob boss who wants revenge against Lucas and Carrie for the jewel heist that landed Lucas in prison.
Emmy award-winning Greek-American Greg Yaitanes serves as one of the executive producers, and he also directed most of the episodes in Season One. The cast includes Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, and Ulrich Thomsen. The first season also featured Christos Vasilopoulos as the right-hand man of gangster Mr. Rabbit.
Blu-ray with Digital Copy Bonus Features (including all DVD features):
- Inside the Title Sequence – uncover the clues behind each episode’s opening title sequence with this interactive feature.
- Reveal the Code – discover the true meaning behind the code that starts each episode.
- Banshee: Origins comic book – get the full story on Lucas Hood’s past.
DVD Bonus Features
- NYC Bus Crash – a look inside the special effects process of one of the series’ most explosive scenes.
- Town of Secrets – show creators give an insider’s guide to the town’s darkest and most twisted secrets.
- Banshee Origins – find out backstory with over a dozen prequel videos featuring the cast.
- Zooming In: Episodes 7 & 8 – go on set with the cast to see how key, adrenaline-filled scenes were created.
- Audio Commentaries – six commentaries with cast and crew including executive producers Jonathan Trooper and Greg Yaitanes, director SJ Clarkson, cast members Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Lili Simmons and more.
- Deleted Scenes
- Episode Recaps
- Season 2 Tease Trailer
“Banshee” is currently in production on Season Two. For more on the series, hear what Greg Yaitanes had to say about the story and characters during his interview with Greek Reporter right before the premiere on Cinemax earlier this year: