Exclusive: Cinemax's Banshee Snags Once Upon a Time Princess Anastasia Griffith

Anastasia Griffith BansheeErstwhile Once Upon a Time princess Anastasia Griffith has signed on to guest star in the Season 1 finale of Banshee, Cinemax’s upcoming 10-episode drama series from True Blood creator 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.

Griffith, who recurred as Princess Abigail/Kathryn on OUAT last season and currently stars in BBC America’s Copper, will play a prison psychiatrist who treats Lucas.

The cast also includes Ivana Milicevic (Charlie’s Angels), Rus Blackwell (Burn Notice) Ulrich Thomsen (The Thing), Matt Servitto (Harry’s Law), Trieste Dunn (Canterbury’s Law), Daniel Ross Owens (The Lying Game, Detroit 1-8-7), Hoon Lee (Blue Bloods, White Collar) and Lili Simmons (Geek Charming, Zeke and Luther). House grad Odette Annable also recently joined the ensemble for an arc.

Banshee is scheduled to premiere in January.

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  1. Gerald says:

    You forgot to mention her role as Katie in Damages.

  2. Alyssa says:

    She was awesome in Trauma!

  3. Stormy says:

    So, On Once Upon a Time are Kathryn and Frederic going to run off to Boston?

  4. Ant says:

    I don’t know what it is about her I just can’t stand. I think the first time I saw her was on SVU and have not been a fan in everything I have seen her in since. She is ruining Copper for me.

  5. Sareeta says:

    I like her in Copper, not so much in Once Upon a Time. I think it’s because her American accent is weird. Physically, for some reason she reminds me of a blonde Natalie Dormer. Anyway, Strike Back was good, so hopefully this one will be, too.

  6. Lissy says:

    She is one of my favorite female characters in Copper, though to be honest, there are very few to love on that show. lol Great actress. Loved her in Once Upon A Time and Damages, too.

  7. I wish she would/could play Rollins sister on Law & Order SVU if they ever explore that part. Her sister apparently has psych/drug issues. I think she would be awesome playing that and they look somewhat alike too.

  8. This says:

    She looks so much like Jamie Bamber (they’re siblings) that it throws me off hahaha