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First Teaser of Cinemax's 'Banshee' From 'True Blood' Creator

August 30, 2012 (8:55 am) GMT
The upcoming drama series, which is executive produced by Alan Ball, follows an ex-con who assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff while continuing his criminal activities.

Cinemax has given a glimpse of its new show "" by debuting the first teaser. The short preview doesn't give a hint about the plot details, but it teases some action-packed scenes. "How can one town have so many scumbags?" says a female character in the video.

The series is set in Banshee, Pennsylvania, a small town in the heart of Amish country, where an ex-convict and master thief assumes the identity of the sheriff. He imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own interests, even though he's being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he had betrayed years earlier.

takes the lead role, joined by , Ben Cross, Frankie Faison, Rus Blackwell, Ryann Shane and Ulrich Thomsen in the cast ensemble. Created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, it has former "" showrunner Alan Ball serving as the executive producer along with Greg Yaitanes and Peter Macdissi.

"Banshee" is expected to debut sometime in 2013.


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