Cinemax to Premiere Season 2 of Ruivivar’s “Banshee” in January

It’s official! Anthony Ruivivar is headed back to television early next year…

Cinemax has scheduled the start of the 10-episode second season of the pay cable network’s drama Bashee, which stars the 42-year-old part-Spanish American actor, for Friday, January 10 at 10:00 pm.

Anthony Ruivivar

The series stars Antony Starr (Rush) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

Banshee was renewed just three weeks into its freshman season. Its Season 1 finale drew 455,000 viewers during its initial airing and 655,000 during repeats – the largest audience ever for a Cinemax original series finale.

Along with Ruivivar and Starr, the list of cast regulars includes Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Rus Blackwell and Ryann Shane, Ben Cross.

The series, which earneda Special Visual Effects Emmy Award, is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes.

Ruivivar is best known for his portrayal of FDNY paramedic Carlos Nieto on NBC’s Third Watch, as well as other law enforcement roles in different TV series.

Annable to Guest Star on “Banshee”

Odette Annable is putting the “she” in Banshee

The 27-year-old half-Cuban American actress, who most recently starred on Fox’s House, has landed a multi-episode arc on Cinemax’s Banshee.

Odette Annable

The new drama series follows an ex-con (Anthony Starr) who poses as a murdered sheriff in a small Pennsylvania Amish town. There he enforces his own kind of justice while developing plans to serve his own ulterior motive.

Annable will portray a Native American assassin with a dubious past.

Annable’s other television credits include Brothers & Sisters, Breaking In and October Road.