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Cinemax Cancels Alan Ball Drama ‘Banshee’

Series will conclude its run after upcoming fourth season

Cinemax has canceled “Banshee,” and the upcoming fourth season of the drama will be its last, TheWrap has learned. The network also announced the show will return in January 2016.

Produced by “True Blood” co-creator Alan Ball, the drama series was renewed for a fourth season earlier this year and will return with eight episodes in 2016.

“‘Banshee’ is a unique and compelling show that helped set high standards for original programming for Cinemax,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “The show’s exceptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in BANSHEE’s final season.”

“Banshee” follows Antony Starr as as a mysterious ex-convict who assumed the identity of Lucas Hood, a small Amish country town sheriff who’s murdered. Quickly, he discovers that this town is full of dangers, warring factions and, like him, secrets.

In Sept. 2013, the show won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

Created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, Ball executive produces alongside Greg Yaitanes, Tropper and Peter Macdissi. Robert F. Phillips serves as a producer.

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