Alan Ball

Cinemax is prepping to launch a new series from True Blood creator Alan Ball, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Banshee follows an ex-con who poses as a murdered sheriff in a small Pennsylvania Amish town. There he enforces his own kind of justice while developing plans to serve his own ulterior motive.

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Ball is developing the series, slated to shoot in the spring, along with writers Jonathan Tropper and David Shickler. The three will also executive-produce along with Peter Macdissi.

HBO's sister network is looking to develop original programming with Fridays as the anchor night. Starting this week, Strike Back, which follows an American special-ops agent working with an elite British military unit, premieres. Twelve episodes of a show based on the Transporter films also have been ordered.