The final showdown
Proctor and Hood wage war one last time in Banshee.
“It’s going to defy anything you’ve seen,” says series co- creator Jonathan Troppe. And considering what’s happened in the three previous seasons of drama show Banshee (2013-2016), that says a lot for this final season. In-between heists, gunfights and bloody brawls, the action has been headed up by an unnamed criminal lead character (Anthony Starr) posing as murdered town sheriff Lucas Hood since episode 1 and shunned Amish baddie Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) going from crook to mayor. So what’s left to do?
BLAZE OF GLORY
“There’s a lot of fire,” says Ivana Milicevic, who plays Hood’s ex-lover and partner-in-crime Anastasia. “When I read the scripts, I thought, ‘Here we go!’” Series star Anthony adds that “this season is a bit more thoughtful of characters and stories. Of course, there’s still lashings of action and gore and the stuff that we’re known for. But we’re finishing at a peak. This is our best season without doubt!”
IN THE FIRING LINE
Episode 1 is set two years after 1 season 3 (March 2015) and Proctor’s niece Rebecca (Lili Simmons) is murdered. GPS tracking shows that the cabin Hood is living in is where she died, but Proctor is the landowner… If you think that Hood can take 2 a beating, in episode 3 (20 December) viewers find out that Hood’s transvestite assassin hacker pal Job (Hoon Lee) is still being tortured two years after he was captured! And the season finale (24 January 3 2017) ends with a car crash, a confession and broken hearts.
ALL IN A NAME
Hood’s real name isn’t revealed after 38 episodes. Not that Anthony is upset: “After what he’s been through, that is of little consequence now.”
There’s a surprise twist for feuding foes Proctor (left) and Lucas Hood.