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Sky Atlantic to air new series 'Banshee' from 'True Blood' exec in UK

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Sky Atlantic is to air US drama Banshee in the UK.

The action thriller - from True Blood's Alan Ball - stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania.

Alan Ball
the 'True Blood' Season 2 Premiere Screening at the Paramount Theater -  Arrivals
Los Angeles, California - 09.06.09
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Banshee exec producer Alan Ball.



Under his new guise, Hood continues his criminal activities, even as he's hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and British actor Ben Cross (Star Trek) also appear in the ten-part first season.

"The town of Banshee has a complex history," said exec producer Ball. "[It's] your typical pastoral American town with a dark, seedy underbelly of sex and violence and greed... and impossible love."

In the US, Banshee airs on Cinemax and has recently been picked up for a second season.

The show's first run will premiere on Sky Atlantic and via Sky Go this May.

> House star Odette Annable joins Banshee TV drama
> True Blood exec's Cinemax series Banshee casts leads

Watch a trailer for Banshee below:

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