VIDEO: True Blood’s Alan Ball’s Newest Project: Banshee

December 16, 2012

Alan Ball’s Banshee to Screen on HBO Affiliate Cinemax:

New HBO series headed by Alan Ball, Banshee, to screen on CinemaxTrue Blood fans who are missing Alan Ball’s genius can now take a sneak peek at his newest project, Banshee. This series is due to start on HBO affiliate, Cinemax, on January 11 2013 at 10PM.

Ball’s original series centres around Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) who assumes the identity of sheriff of Banshee, a small Amish town in Pennsylvania. This enables him to continue his criminal activities.

Let us know what you think of the new trailer and whether you plan to watch the new series by commenting below.

 

Source: YouTube– Banshee Season 1: First Official Trailer

Cinemax.com – About Banshee

(Photo Credit: Cinemax.com)

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True Blood’s Alan Ball Signs Up for HBO’s Wichita

November 4, 2011

Based on the Life of Dr. George Tiller:

Alan BallTrue Blood’s creator, Alan Ball, has several new shows in various stages of development. The first being an hour long drama set in the late term abortion clinic of real life Dr. George Tiller (who was shot and killed by anti-abortion activist, Scott Roeder in 2009) and goes by the name of Wichita.

Ball, along with Jimmy Miller, are signed on as executive producers. Devin Friedman, who wrote a GQ article on Dr. Tiller, will serve as the show’s writer as well as co-executive producer.

Besides Wichita, Alan Ball will be teaming up with HBO’s sister network, Cinemax to (once again) executive produce a new show called Banshee. This project is set in the Amish area of Pennsylvania. The show will center around an ex-con posing as a sheriff in an Amish town.

If that isn’t enough to fill Alan Ball’s plate, he will also be directing what is being described as a dark comedy pitch for Paramount.

Here’s hoping True Blood doesn’t suffer as a result.

Sources: Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ EP Alan Ball Developing HBO Medical Drama (Exclusive)

Yidio.com – ‘True Blood’ Showrunner Alan Ball Planning HBO Show on Abortion Doctor

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True Blood Creator Alan Ball’s New Series “Banshee”

October 3, 2011

Alan Ball Set to Executive Produce a Cinemax Series:

True Blood creator Alan Ball (WB)Alan Ball, the mastermind behind our favorite show on television, HBO’s True Blood, will be working on a new Cinemax series titled “Banshee”. Ball will be the executive producer. Here’s a brief synopsis of the show:

“The series will be set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country (the titular Banshee) and will feature an enigmatic ex-con who’s also an expert in martial arts. Darkly comic in tone, the show will have the ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff, imposing his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own interests.”

The series is still in the working stages. There is no premiere date, no casting has been done, but the hope is that shooting will begin spring of 2012. Truebies, what do you think of the synopsis? Does it spark your interest?

Source: latimes.com – Quick Takes: Alan Ball has Cinemax series

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