As someone who loves analyzing TV, we are always down for discussing matters related to episode counts. For example, “Empire” is extremely successful, and of the reasons why we feel like it could continue to be a hit is because Fox is not running it into the ground. There is a benefit in giving yourself time so that fans of your show will ultimately be able to catch up if they get behind, and they also want to ensure that there is something still to go on for the next season.
She it comes to “Banshee” on Cinemax, we imagine that this is what is going on when it comes to the move to give the fourth season only eight episodes. This is a little short for our taste, but we’re still happy to be receiving more of the show to begin with.
In explaining the move further, executive producer Greg Yaitanes tells TV Guide that this decision is really because of a number of different factors, including his own schedule, the natural evolution of TV right now, and much more:
“I think it’s just a function of a model that’s developing. We saw a 22-episode season and then a 13-episode season. We started a 10-episode season, and now we’re seeing eight. I’m directing Quarry right now for Cinemax… and it’s an eight-episode order. You’re seeing more shows being produced, but shorter orders in order to just have more content. That would be my speculation.”
“Banshee” just came to a close earlier this week, so regardless of however many episodes that you have, you’ll be waiting for a good while to see them.
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