'Banshee' Back for Second Season on Cinemax

Cinemax has ordered a second season of action series Banshee, scheduled to debut in 2014.

The show, currently in its first season, debuted on Jan. 11, premieres new installments on Fridays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

Executive-produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, the series stars Antony Starr (Rush) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Penn. There he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Scripts for the 10-episode first season are conceived and written by Tropper and Schickler.  Writers John Romano (Monk) Evan Dunsky (Two and a Half Men), and Doug Jung (Big Love) join Schickler and Tropper for season two.