‘Banshee’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date

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Returning to a Pennsylvania town full of secrets

“Banshee” will be back for its second season on Friday, Jan. 10.

Cinemax announced the return date for the 10-episode series on Thursday. The show about a thief starting anew in Banshee, Pa. — a town full of secrets — is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes.

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The series stars Antony Starr (“Rush”) as Lucas Hood, the ex-con who assumes the identity of the local sheriff. Other returning regulars include Ivana Milicevic (“The Mind of the Married Man,” “Charlie’s Angels”) as Carrie Hopewell; Ulrich Thomsen (“The Celebration”) as Kai Proctor, a dangerous, wealthy businessman; and Frankie Faison (“The Good Wife,” “The Wire”) as Sugar Bates, a powerful and wise former boxer and ex-con.

Also returning are Ben Cross (“Star Trek,” “Ben Hur”) as Mr. Rabbit, a ruthless Ukrainian gangster, and Anthony Ruivivar (“Southland,” “Third Watch”) as Alex Longshadow, the son of Kinaho Tribe Chief Benjamin Longshadow.

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New guest stars include Zeljko Ivanek (“Damages,” “Seven Psychopaths,” “True Blood”) as Jim Racine, a renegade FBI agent; Tatanka Means (“The Host,” “Tiger Eyes”) as Hoyt Rivers, head of security for Alex Longshadow; and Julian Sands (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “24”), as Rabbit’s younger brother, a brilliant, devout and amoral Ukrainian priest.