It's a human buffet for swarming, hungry bugs on the North Carolina set of Banshee. While spectators swat and spray, the actors suck it up, completing a truck-jacking scene with no complaints. What's a mite bite to folks who spend so much time plunged in mayhem that makeup can't erase their real-life bruises?
When choosing his next television project, former House executive producer Greg Yaitanes simply wanted to get out of a hospital.
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And so, he landed on Banshee, the latest sexy, pulpy thriller in Cinemax's expanding slate of original programming. Also produced by True Blood creator Alan Ball, the show takes its title from the quiet Pennsylvania town in which it's set. But the relative calm of the rural Amish country locale is quickly upset when a recently freed ex-con (Antony Starr) comes to town and, in a violent twist of fate, assumes the identity of the new town sheriff Lucas Hood.
Even though Yaitanes was looking to get away from lupus and lab coats, he says he found more similarities between Banshee and House than he first considered. "Lucas Hood and Gregory House both play by their own rules, and both characters are emotionally immature," he tells TVGuide.com. "They've been stunted in a moment in time...