The Cinemax drama has been busy ramping up its cast lately, and now comes word that Eliza Dushku is joining Banshee. The drama series from Alan Ball centers on Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice. Dushku will recur as Agent Veronica Dawson, a tough, sexy and shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons who joins forces with Hood to hunt down a killer.
Dushku starred in the TV series Dollhouse and Tru Calling and recurred on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and spinoff Angel. Her recent credits include the features Jane Wants A Boyfriend and voicing She-Hulk in Disney XD’s Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. Repped by Silver Lining Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman, she next stars in the psychological thriller Eloise.
Banshee, which was renewed for a fourth season in February, has added a couple of regulars (Chris Coy and Matthew Rauch) and a season-long arc for Ana Ayora in the past few weeks. Casey LaBow also is set to recur.