Show filmed in Mooresville debuts
by Staff Writer
A TV viewer’s guide to watching ‘Banshee’
Mooresville residents who saw the Cinemax show “Banshee” filmed around town can now watch the hour-long drama on TV. The 10-episode series debuts at 10 p.m. Jan. 11 on Cinemax.
Scenes were shot in and around Charlotte, including downtown Mooresville.
The pilot episode airs Jan. 11 (10 p.m., 11:05 p.m., 12:10 a.m.), Jan. 12 (9 p.m.,12:10 a.m.), Jan. 13 (noon, 11 p.m.), Jan. 14 (12:15 a.m.), Jan. 15 (12:10 a.m.) and Jan. 16 (8 p.m.).
In a bizarre twist of fate, a paroled thief assumes the identity of Lucas Hood, sheriff-in-waiting of Banshee, Pa., the same town where his former partner and lover, Carrie Hopewell, moved and remarried years ago.
Keeping his history a secret as he awaits forged papers from Job, an unlikely New York City ally, Hood befriends boxer-turned-bartender Sugar Bates.
Hood settles into his new life as Banshee’s sheriff, overseeing deputies Emmett Yawners, Siobahn Kelly and Brock Lotus.
Itching for the thrill of thievery and yearning for Hopewell, who’s now the wife of attorney Gordon Hopewell, Hood inadvertently gets tangled up in the corruption of shunned Amish gangster Kai Proctor.
Hood also keeps an eye out for Mr. Rabbit, a New York mob boss. Mr. Rabbit wants revenge for the jewel heist that landed Hood in prison.
A party thrown by Proctor for the new sheriff is spoiled by a crasher, a member of the redneck Moody clan.
• Antony Starr (“Rush”) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.
• Ivana Milicevic (“Charlie’s Angels”) as Carrie Hopewell, Hood’s former partner in crime, who now lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her new family, who know nothing of her past.
• Ulrich Thomsen (“The Celebration”) as Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law.
• Frankie Faison (“The Wire”) as Sugar Bates, a wise, former boxer and ex-con who owns the local watering hole.
• Rus Blackwell (“Burn Notice”) as Gulf War hero Gordon Hopewell, Banshee’s district attorney, who is married to Carrie.
• Ryann Shane (“Blue Bloods”) as Deva Hopewell, Carrie and Gordon’s rebellious daughter.
• Ben Cross (“Star Trek”) as Mr. Rabbit, a ruthless Ukrainian gangster who has been hunting Lucas and Carrie, his former top thieves, for 15 years.
• Demetrius Grosse (“Justified”) as Emmett Yawners, a deputy in the Banshee sheriff department.
• Trieste Kelly Dunn (“Brothers and Sisters”) as Siobhan Kelly, a spitfire female deputy in the sheriff’s department.
• Matt Servitto (“The Sopranos”) as Brock Lotus, the longest-serving deputy in the Banshee sheriff department, who is threatened by Hood’s new role as sheriff.
• Lili Simmons (“Fat Kid Rules the World”) as Rebecca Bowman, a local Amish girl in her early 20s who lives a devout life by day, but is a rebellious party girl by night.
• Hoon Lee (“Premium Rush”) as Job, a dangerous computer hacker who assists Lucas in his criminal enterprises.
• Daniel Ross Owens (“Prison Break”) as Dan Kendall, Banshee’s young, idealistic mayor.
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