Though character names and actors may prove inherently meaningless to 'Game of Thrones' fans unfamiliar with George R.R. Martin's writing, the fourth season of HBO has just made a huge addition to its cast, both literally and figuratively. Cinemax's 'Banshee' star Joseph Gatt has reportedly joined 'Game of Thrones' season 4 in a major literary role as Styr, Magnar of Thenn, but how much of the character will be changed?
We're just over a week away from the big show itself, but two of the most important TV pieces of Comic-Con 2013 have finally fallen into place. HBO has announced its full panel and guest roster plans for their massive 'Game of Thrones' panel, along with 'True Blood''s sixth year and events for Cinemax series 'Banshee' and 'Strike Back,' as well. So, who can fans expect to see in San Diego this year?
While many of us were disheartened to learn that 'True Blood' creator Alan Ball would be stepping down as showrunner for the sixth season of HBO's bloody drama, the news was tempered by the fact that Ball would swiftly return to TV to helm Cinemax's pulpy thriller 'Banshee.' The network kept the project pretty secretive at first, but how would you like to see the first trailer? Is it every bit as bloody, sexy and action-packed as its spiritual predecessor?
Admittedly, we haven't paid too much attention to the development of Alan Ball's first post-'True Blood' project, that of the upcoming Cinemax thriller 'Banshee.' Cinemax's star has been on the rise following development of their stable of original series, from sexy noir thriller 'Femme Fatales' to action-drama 'Strike Back,' and even the upcoming 'Transporter' adaptation. So what can we learn from the first teaser for 'Banshee'?