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Banshee: Season 2 (2014)




Critic Consensus: A thrill ride of sex, violence, and compelling narrative, season two of Banshee does not disappoint.


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Season 2 of this involving crime drama continues to chronicle the exploits of an ex-con who assumes the identity of a lawman named Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) in the small, out-of-the-way Pennsylvania town of Banshee. The series kicks off with the arrival of an FBI special agent (Zeljko Ivanek) who opens an investigation into the vicious shootout between Hood and New York mob czar Rabbit (Ben Cross), whom the "lawman" once double-crossed, and metes out his own brand of justice. Hood's former partner-on-crime, Carrie ( Ivana Milicevic), tries to patch up things with husband, Gordon (Rus Blackwell), and daughter, Deva (Ryann Shane ), but is spurned. Meanwhile, a horrific murder triggers problems between the Amish community and the Kinaho tribe, and during the investigation, Lucas and his deputies confront an unruly gang of Kinaho bikers. Local crime kingpin Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) takes matters into his own hands and delivers a peace offering to the Kinaho in hopes of cooling off the hostilities between the two groups. In the Series 2 finale, Lucas and Carrie head to New York, where they prep for a final showdown with Rabbit.


Antony Starr
as Lucas Hood
Ben Cross
as Mr. Rabbit
Frankie Faison
as Sugar Bates
Ivana Milicevic
as Carrie Hopewell
Rus Blackwell
as Gordon Hopewell
Ryann Shane
as Deva Hopewell
Demetrius Grosse
as Emmett Yawners
Trieste Kelly Dunn
as Siobhan Kelly
Matt Servitto
as Brock Lotus
Lili Simmons
as Rebecca Bowman
Daniel Ross Owens
as Dan Kendall
Geno Segers
as Chayton Littlestone
Zeljko Ivanek
as Jim Racine
Gunnar Carrigan
as Solomon Bowman
Gil Birmingham
as George Hunter
Peter Scanavino
as Breece Connors
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Critic Reviews for Banshee: Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

New complications mix with old ones to create a rich and often difficult tapestry of problems for the town and Hood, with once again engaging results.

January 6, 2015 | Full Review…

This Cinemax series knows it's crazy. It delights in its trashiness, its pulpiness. There's lots of crazy violence. There's lots of crazy sex. There are lots of crazy gunfights. The actors... are crazy hot.

January 15, 2014 | Full Review…

This first episode of season two doesn't disappoint.

January 13, 2014 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

If, amidst all the fisticuffs, high-speed robberies, and squirrel crushing Banshee can discover and show the audience what it is about these characters that makes them want to choose one life over the other, then season 2 might just top the first.

January 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Despite all of its chaos, there's something more to Banshee than being mindless and random violence.

March 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The beauty of Banshee comes from its compelling storytelling but also from its layered and complex characters, each of them continually being fleshed out.

January 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Banshee: Season 2


This season was more of the same and not of the good kind. The whole Mr. Rabbit ordeal should've been solved on S01 and we're treading on the same ground here as far as our protagonists go. Still, the villains get some more screen time with mixed results. The annoying flash back montage is here too, the silly romance too; only the nuttiness of the fight scenes and action set pieces is still top notch.

Francisco G.

Super Reviewer


Picking up from what's left in the end of season 1. Season 2 still shines brightly, the plot still managed to be interesting, it featured the subplot of racial tension within the peaceful town, which lead to a war between the Amish community and the Native American clan.


Super Reviewer

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