Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen (The Thing) has joined the cast of Banshee, Cinemax’s upcoming 10-episode drama series from True Blood boss Alan Ball and former House executive producer Greg Yaitanes.
The project, written by authors Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, centers on an ex-convict and master thief (played by New Zealand thesp Antony Starr) who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Penn, and continues to carry out his criminal activities even as shadowy gangsters hunt him.
Ulrich — who appeared as Man in Zeppelin, aka Mr. X, on Fringe — will play Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy local businessman who believes he is above the law.
The cast also includes Ivana Milicevic (the new Hawaii Five-0 and Charlie’s Angels), Matt Servitto (Harry’s Law), Trieste Dunn (Canterbury’s Law), Daniel Ross Owens (The Lying Game, Detroit 1-8-7) and Hoon Lee (Blue Bloods, White Collar).
Yaitanes, who’s directing the opener, will serve as an exec producer alongside Ball.