"Banshee" star Antony Starr (Fred Norris/courtesy of HBO)

‘Banshee’: Five Things to Know About Cinemax’s New Drama

What would happen if a former diamond thief were released from fifteen years in prison, and by way of a series of odd circumstances, wound up assuming the identity of the sheriff of a small Amish community in rural Pennsylvania? That is the premise behind Cinemax’s new drama “Banshee.” The series, from executive producers Alan […]

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Cinemax, Alan Ball Team for New Amish Drama ‘Banshee’

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Cinemax is raising the barn: The cable network announced a new Amish drama from “True Blood” creator Alan Ball. The cable station confirms to TheWrap that it’s working with Ball on a new series, “Banshee,” that will center around an ex-con/martial arts expert who descends on a tiny […]

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SC Filmmaker: Channels Showed Porn, Not His Comedy

By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former South Carolina lawmaker is suing cable TV channels HBO and Showtime, claiming they promoted his low-budget comedy about Appalachia called ‘The Hills Have Thighs‘ only to instead show a soft-core pornographic movie with the same title. James “Bubba” Cromer said the mix-up defamed him […]

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