‘Banshee’ Screams Past Cinemax Record

By | Monday March 17, 2014 @ 1:36pm PDT

banshee__130129181328-1__131017173142Cinemax‘s action drama just keeps building steam. Last night’s Season 2 finale of Banshee beat the premium channel’s viewership record by 24%. The 10 PM airing drew am audience of 733,000, zipping past the record of 591,000 set by … Read More »

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Cinemax’s ‘Strike Back’ To Go On Hiatus After Sullivan Stapleton Off-Set Injury

By | Wednesday February 26, 2014 @ 12:58pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

stapleton1Cinemax‘s first primetime drama series Strike Back had been filming its 10-episode fourth and final season in Bangkok, Thailand when one of its two stars, Sullivan Stapleton, suffered a serious injury while exploring the town in his free time. As a result, filming of the series will take a six-month break so he can recover. Because of Strike Back‘s action nature, the roles of stars Stapleton and Philip Winchester are physically demanding, often involving stunt work, which requires them to be in perfect physical condition that often includes intensive pre-filming training. Cinemax logo 2011bProduction will continue in Thailand through March as scheduled before it takes a break, resuming in the fall in Hungary. In the next few weeks, the series will be filming around Stapleton. He stars in the upcoming 300: Rise Of An Empire, which opens next week, so I hear Stapleton had filmed a lot of his Strike Back scenes in order to accommodate the standard carve-out given to actors on series who have a movie to promote. His injury will likely impact his promotional plans for 300.

Related: Cinemax’s ‘Strike Back’ Renewed For Fourth & Final Season

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Jeff Bewkes Irks Starz With Mistaken Comment About Cinemax Viewing

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 3:05pm PST

Does the Time Warner CEO need a refresher in the difference between TV “viewers” and “ratings”? It couldn’t hurt after he mistakenly confused the two in a comment to analysts on Wednesday that Starz challenged. Jeff Bewkes 2Jeff BewkesRead More »

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Franka Potente, Amaury Nolasco & Elizabeth Rodriguez Cast In Cinemax Pilot ‘Blanco’

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 2:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

potenterodriguezFranka Potente (The Bourne Identity), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is The New Black) are among a septet of actors who have joined Cinemax‘s drama … Read More »

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Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 8:33am PST
Nellie Andreeva

BansheeAlan Ball’s True Blood may be coming to an end, but his Cinemax‘s series Banshee is only gaining momentum. The action series, now in its second season, just snagged another early renewal for a third season to air … Read More »

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‘Blanco’ Gets Cinemax Pilot Order With Shiloh Fernandez Starring, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Directing

By | Friday November 22, 2013 @ 1:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Cinemax has given a pilot greenlight to Blanco, a drama project which has cast Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead) as the lead. Feature director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) will direct the pilot, … Read More »

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Cinemax’s ‘Strike Back’ Renewed For Fourth & Final Season

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 7:13am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Cinemax‘s first primetime drama series Strike Back will come to an end next year. The pay cable network has ordered a 10-episode fourth and final season of the action drama, which will shoot in Asia and … Read More »

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Cinemax Sets ‘Banshee’ Second Season Premiere For January 10

By | Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT

Banshee‘s 10-episode second season will get underway on Friday, January 10 at 10 PM, Cinemax said today. Antony Starr (Rush) returns as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff … Read More »

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Cinemax Developing American/Scandinavian Western Drama

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 9:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of the success of Banshee, Cinemax has put in development another Western-themed drama project, this time with an European setting. Blood & Ice, from Banshee director Ole Christian Madsen (OC Madsen), … Read More »

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Cinemax To Air Original British Series ‘Strike Back’: Video

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 12:47pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The British series that spawned the Cinemax action drama Strike Back is getting a U.S. run on the HBO sibling network. Branded Strike Back: Origins, the six-episode series starring Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) will debut on Cinemax on October … Read More »

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Gangster Drama Heats Up For Potential Pilot Order At Cinemax

By | Thursday August 29, 2013 @ 3:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of its first homegrown drama series Banshee, Cinemax is high on another drama project about a protagonist straddling the worlds of crime and law enforcement. Titled Blanco, the project is … Read More »

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Quartet Of Actors Join Clive Owen In Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax Series ‘The Knick’

By | Monday August 12, 2013 @ 2:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Andre Holland (42), Juliet Rylance (Sinister), Eve Hewson (Enough Said) and Michael Angarano (Empire State) are set to co-star opposite Clive Owen in Cinemax‘s 10-part series The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Oscar winner Soderbergh is set to direct all 10 episodes of the project, written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Holland, repped by Paradigm and Brookside Artist Management, will play Algernon, a gifted, black Harvard-trained surgeon who fights for respect in the hospital while trying to navigate his way through the racially charged turn-of-the-century NYC. Read More »

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Cinemax & Frank Spotnitz Developing ‘Hunted’ Spinoff Starring Melissa George

By | Friday June 21, 2013 @ 3:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO/Cinemax and The X Files alum Frank Spotnitz are developing Sam Hunter, a drama starring Melissa George to air on Cinemax. A spinoff of Cinemax’s Hunted, the action series sees George reprising her role as Sam, a gutsy agent in the murky world of private espionage. Now on the run from her former employer, Sam has a price on her head and a young daughter to protect. She must work as a freelance spy to find out who wants her dead — and how it connects to the murder of her own mother. Cinemax is planning to launch Sam Hunter as a four-hour miniseries, which Spotnitz is currently writing. Cinemax has been looking to keep Hunted alive in some form since partner BBC One last November opted not to renew the series for a second season. Read More »

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Cable Pilots ‘The Leftovers’, ‘Quarry’ & ‘The Strain’ Add To Casts

By | Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 12:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Newcomer Margaret Qualley has been cast in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Based on Tom Perrotta’s book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s … Read More »

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Noah Taylor Cast In Cinemax Pilot ‘Quarry’

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 7:01am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Game Of Thrones‘ recurring player Noah Taylor has been cast opposite Logan Marshall-Green in Quarry, a drama pilot for HBO sibling Cinemax. Written by Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller based on the series of novels by Max Allan Collins, Quarry is set in the 1970s and centers on a Marine sniper (Marshall-Green) who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. Taylor will play Buddy, a hitman who helps Quarry learn the ropes. Read More »

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Steven Soderbergh Will Interrupt Retirement To Direct And Produce Cinemax Series ‘The Knick’ With Clive Owen Starring

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: We need to qualify Steven Soderbergh‘s self-imposed retirement from the business with an asterisk: feature films only. Just as his final film Behind The Candelabra airs this Sunday on HBO, Soderbergh is in talks to team with … Read More »

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Logan Marshall-Green Set As The Lead In Cinemax Pilot ‘Quarry’

By | Wednesday May 22, 2013 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Logan Marshall-Green has been cast as the title character in Quarry, a drama project for Cinemax based on the series of novels by Max Allan Collins (Road To Perdition graphic novel). Written by Graham Gordy … Read More »

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Cinemax Orders Contract Killer Drama Pilot Based On Max Allan Collins’ ‘Quarry’ Books

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Cinemax has given a pilot order to Quarry, a drama project based on the series of novels by Max Allan Collins (Road To Perdition graphic novel). Written by Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller, Quarry is set in the 1970s and centers on a Marine sniper who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. Combat-hardened and disillusioned, he’s recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River. John Hillcoat is set to direct the pilot, co-produced by Anonymous Content. Hillcoat, Gordy and Fuller, all CAA and Anonymous clients, executive produce with Anonymous’ Steve Golin, David Kanter, Matt DeRoss and Keith Redmon. Read More »

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‘Hell On Wheels’ Creators To Adapt Australian Drama ‘The Straits’ For Cinemax

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 4:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Cinemax has put in development The Straits, a drama series adaptation of the 2012 Australian series starring Brian CoxHell On WheelsRead More »

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