Frankie Faison Cast As "Powerful & Wise Former Boxer & Ex-Con" In Cinemax's "Banshee"

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by Tambay A. Obenson
March 8, 2012 10:21 PM
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More TV casting news... Frankie Faison has joined the cast of Banshee, Cinemax’s upcoming action drama series that centers on "an ex-convict and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities even as he’s being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he had betrayed years earlier."

Faison will play a character named Sugar Bates, described as "a powerful and wise former boxer and ex-con who is now the owner of the local watering hole."

His will be a series regular role - at least for the 10-episodes that are on order.

Faison is one of those actors who manages to stay busy fairly consistently since the 1980s, both in film and TV, even though he's hardly ever at the fore. But you see the face and it's instantly familiar. 

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2 Comments

  • urbanauteur | March 9, 2012 5:27 PMReply

    This is good news, now if we can get some work for another outstanding actor from The Wire:Robert Wisdom- he was "wickedly" great in ice cube's Barbarshop 2.

  • George Otwori | March 8, 2012 10:37 PMReply

    Great to see another Wire alum continue getting work. Only hoping his character get much screen time and Alan Ball remember what a compelling drama is. Now that he's step down as a showrunner on True Blood.

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