True Blood Creator Alan Ball Delivers Banshee For Cinemax

Though its name stems from the legendary monster of Irish folklore, Banshee, the new show that gay TV guru Alan Ball (right) is whipping up for Cinemax, doesn’t have much in common with his current supernatural series for HBO, True Blood.

Already greenlighted for 10 episodes on Cinemax, Banshee is a crime drama about an ex-con who takes on the identity of a sheriff in Banshee, PA, but continues to engage in illicit activities.

Ball, who is prepping Blood for it’s upcoming fifth season, is executive producing the show with Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler handling writing duties.

Also coming from Ball is Wichita, a new HBO medical series about a Kansas surgeon caught in the middle of the abortion debate.

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