The banshee of Irish tradition is the subject of this piece. For other applications, see Banshee (disambiguation). When a family member dies, the banshee, also known as the “woman of the fairy mound,” or “fairy woman,” is said to weep, shriek, or Keene to signal the impending death of the bereaved member of the household.
As an Old Irish name, she is linked to the mythologically significant tumuli or “mounds” that dot the Irish landscape.
Six things to know about Cinemax’s upcoming “Banshee”
In Banshee, the next Alan Ball-created thriller, a sexy newcomer (who kind of looks like a younger Ray Stevenson from Rome) stars as the show’s protagonist. When we asked Executive Producer Greg Yaitanes to tell us six things we should know about the show, which follows ex-thief Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) who shows up in a fictional Pennsylvania hamlet and assumes the identity of the new town sheriff, we got a lot more than we bargained for! (Seems crazy, doesn’t it?)
- What happened to Lucas Hood when he was in prison? Many years ago he committed a successful diamond robbery that resulted in his capture. If you stick with the show, you’ll find out how he was apprehended and who gave the police a tip, according to Yaitanes. “There’s a 20-year legend behind it. Every character will have a backstory. “
- Who is Ivana Milicevic’s character Carrie, and why does she yearn to have sex with Lucas? In Banshee, she’s posing as the District Attorney’s wife, a persona she took as a co-conspirator, just like Lucas. “They’re middle-class parents who’re having a good time while raising their kids. That was until she was confronted by her own history… He’s on the hunt for her now, and he’s after the diamonds.”
What’s the story behind the Banshee moniker? It’s a fictitious city (Charlotte, N.C. doubles for it in the series). According to legend, it’s a historic town with ties to the native American and Amish communities of the region. However, “It could be anyplace in the country, but it’s a town full of mysteries,” Yaitanes explains. Screaming banshee spirit sounds cool, too.
What’s the latest on the hottest lead in the game? He hails from “one of the great wonders” of the program, Starr, a New Zealander. For us, it was important to find a guy who had a lot of life still in him, but who was also a fascinating and warm guy. Immediately after receiving the tape from New Zealand, our fists were pounding in celebration. In a word, he nailed it. He had all the rakish charm we desired, but he was also extremely tormented and hurt. Alec Baldwin and Russell Crowe would have a son named Antony Starr, I joked.
What’s the saga of Job’s death? This evil dude, played by Hoon Lee, has assisted Lucas over the years as a transvestite and a hairdresser. He’s one of the first persons Lucas tries to locate in Banshee.
As far as I know, Lucas hasn’t revealed his true identity yet. It’s a source of tension for the entire season, adds Yaitanes, that Lucas’ identity will be revealed. In the end, the ten-episode season brings the story to a satisfactory climax and sets up an intriguing premise for Season 2.
How to Watch Banshee
On HBO Max, you can currently watch Banshee. Banshee can be streamed on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu by renting or purchasing.
Where to Watch Banshee
Now, here’s the deal. On Amazon Prime, you may watch every episode of every season. The streaming device, which costs only $13 a month for much more than “Banshee,” includes the show free of charge. This was not always the case. While the first two seasons were free, the latter two were not until late in 2019. Previously, the first two episodes could only be found on YouTube with a Cinemax prescription, but this is still an improvement over the previous years. Take a chance and give this show a try.
A fight between Hood and an egotistical MMA fighter a few hours into the episode sets the tone for the rest of the series. Later in the season, Hood engages in a duel with an albino prison kingpin (Joe Gatt). “Banshee” was able to achieve this on a weekly basis with their brutally honest and very entertaining shows.