Axed: Banshee, Welcome to Sweden.


US drama Banshee, featuring New Zealand actor Antony Starr, will end with its upcoming fourth season.

The Hollywood Reporter notes Cinemax is not proceeding with a fifth season.

The series centres on Lucas Hood (Starr), an ex-con and master thief who tracks down Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic), his former lover and partner in crime, who has reinvented herself as the wife of the Banshee, Pennsylvania prosecutor.

Banshee‘s fourth season debuts in 2016.

Meanwhile NBC has also axed Welcome to Sweden by Greg Poehler.

Greg Poehler said on social media: “Due to some craptastically low ratings in the US, WTS is officially done. I am eternally grateful to all of our fans. When you make a show – and write, produce, obsess and and [sic] act in it – all you want is for someone, somewhere, to tell you they appreciate it. There have been so many of you in both Sweden and the US that have done so, and every compliment has made me immeasurably happy. So, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I’m sitting here crying, but mostly because I’ll prob never work with Josephine, Christopher, Lena, Per and Claes again. They are among the best people I’ve ever met and I am so so happy and grateful that they let me act with them.

“Regardless, what an incredible journey! I could write for days about it. But I am so grateful to the cast, crew and directors for making Swedish tv history. I love you all!”

The series is currently airing on the Comedy Channel.


  1. Michael Young

    Banshee is a very “full on” show. We have loved Antony Starr since his days in NZ hit series Outrageous Fortune. Four years is a good run for Banshee. We also love Welcome To Sweden but it is a show that works only for a very specific audience … one that get the Swedish culture and Swedish “reserved but wild” lifestyle and humour. Still say the best episode was when they were arguing with Bjorn from ABBA about something that he was actually there for 40 years ago! 🙂

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