The “Banshee” universe is a surreal, sleazy stew of ex-cons, techie drag queens, politicians, corrupt businessmen, drug dealers, Ukrainian gangsters, rebellious teenagers and local yokels — all with their own secrets and agendas. And yes, there are Amish.
“There are a lot of bad people in the town of Banshee,” Starr says, “and having this idyllic Pennsylvania (setting), sort of pristine ideas that run along with the Amish ideology, is a backdrop for the criminal enterprises that are going on, the bad people that are around. It's a stark contrast for the world. It really creates a landscape where there's true good and true evil and they're really polarized next to each other.”
Ivana Milicevic (“Casino Royale”) plays Carrie, Lucas' past partner in crime and in bed, who has reinvented herself as a wife and mother while hiding from the gangsters she and Lucas betrayed years ago.