Premium network Showtime has renewed the original Alan Ball series Banshee for a fourth season of eight episodes to run in 2016, the network announced.
The Emmy Award-winning drama series -- in 2013 for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role -- is currently airing its third season. The plot centers around the town of Banshee, Pa., where ex-con and master thief Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) has assumed the identity of the local sheriff; Hood continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice.
Cast members and crew returning for Season 4 will be announced as they are confirmed, Showtime said.
Banshee was created by David Schickler and Jonathan Tropper, who is also an executive producer with Alan Ball (True Blood, Six Feet Under), Greg Yaitanes and Peter Macdissi; Robert F. Phillips is producer.
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