Banshee, place of interest

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  • Friday, 10 Jan 2014

Series creator Greg Yaitanes provides teasers for second season.

THE Cinemax original series Banshee is all set to roll out its second season on Jan 17 at 11pm on Astro Ch 412. The Star met with executive producer and creator Greg Yaitanes in Los Angeles to get more than a few morsels on what is coming up in the action-packed series.

Yaitanes teases that the episodes never quite go in the direction that the audience thinks the storyline might be headed.

The series has garnered fans not only for its more-than-abundant fight scenes, but also how it has been exploring storytelling in various media. There is a comic book called Banshee: Origins that looks at the background of the main characters before one was captured by the police and sent to prison for 15 years, while the other ended up living the life of a good wife and mother in the town of Banshee.

Like its first season, Banshee continues to tell a mini-story in its title sequence, which gives access to more clues on its official site: Welcome to Banshee. (For season two, the site also features Origins’ short videos to accompany each episode in season two, which has a more direct relevance to an episode.)

As for the title sequence, Yaitanes shares that he wanted one that would change every week. “I wanted a title sequence to be social, I want it to change every week, and I want it to tell a story.

“Each character’s card tells the story of the character and the photographs change every week and there are bits of animation (that change). The numbers on the dial were significant last year as they actually unlock content to some of the meaning behind the photographs. This year especially, none of the number you see anywhere, like on the phone, are insignificant; 62 is one of the numbers this year, and one of the characters picks up the phone and the time on the phone is 62 minutes before midnight. This year, the number in the title sequence is significant throughout the season.

“Fans took to Twitter to find out the significance of the number and for us, it is important that everything means something. We have put in clues no matter how deep you want to go, we’ve put something there for the fans.”

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