This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Banshee season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, Cinemax has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 5.
About the show
Banshee is a US action and criminal drama television series airing on Cinemax since 2013. The show`s fourth and final season, which contains eight episodes, was scheduled to premiere on January 29, 2016, but has in fact debuted on April 1, 2016.
After serving a 15-year prison term con artist and master thief Lucas Hood (Anthony Starr) is released from jail, and takes on an identity of a deceased sheriff in the fictional Pennsylvanian town of Banshee. His own brand of justice is imposed on an Amish town that wasn`t all-too-quiet to begin with. Meanwhile, he has to sort out his relationship with Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic), his lover and accomplice since before his imprisonment, and deal with the ongoing problems in Banshee, PA.
Viewership and potential renewal
Banshee has averaged approximately 500,000 viewers per episode for the first two seasons, with the third chapter getting close to a 600,000 average. The current season seems to have lost some momentum, having premiered to 356,000 viewers, with viewership dropping to 277,000 for the second episode. Cinemax`s highest-rated series will bow out due to a creative choice stemming from the story`s logical and natural conclusion, not a cancelation decision. The writing team has written the fourth season with an understanding that it will end with a grand finale for the whole Banshee series, series` creator John Trooper announced in the summer of 2015. While on a certain level it`s clearly good for a show to end when the creators have nothing further to say and decide to bow out in style, many fans of what has become a true hit with a cult following are truly disappointed.