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Exclusive: Rus Blackwell Joins Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes' Cinemax Drama Series Banshee

Rus Blackwell (Recount, Burn Notice) 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 Lucas (played by New Zealand thesp Antony Starr), an ex-convict and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Penn, and continues to carry out his criminal activities even as shadowy gangsters hunt him.

Blackwell will play Gordon, Banshee’s DA who’s married to Lucas’ old flame, Carrie (Ivana Milicevic).

The cast also includes Ulrich Thomsen (The Thing), 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, Trooper, Schickler and Peter Macdissi.