Alan Ball’s ‘Banshee’ Screeches Onto Cinemax in January

New series from "True Blood" creator Alan Ball centers on a con man posing as a sheriff

"True Blood" creator Alan Ball's new television series "Banshee" will premiere Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. on Cinemax, the network said Thursday.

Getty ImagesThe drama, which is executive-produced by Ball and "House M.D." executive producer Greg Yaitanes, centers on ex-con and master thief Lucas Hood (played by "Rush" star Anthony Starr), who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal ways while being hunted by a team of gangsters from his past. Ivana Milicevic ("Charlie's Angels") and Ulrich Thomsen ("The Celebration") also star.

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Series writers Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler also executive-produce, along with Peter Macdissi.

The pilot episode will re-air at 11:05 p.m. and 12:10 a.m., with additional re-airings on Jan. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 30.