New action drama.

Frankie Faison, who played “One Life To Live’s” Richard Evans on and off from 2009 to 2012, will be a regular player in Cinemax’s new action drama “Banshee.” The actor will play a former ex-con boxer, now bar-owner, named Sugar Bates.

Alan Ball will executive produce the ten-episode series, which focuses on an ex-con who takes over the identity of a Banshee, Pennsylvania sheriff. This cover allows him to continue a life of crime while being hunted by those he betrayed in his past. As of yet, there is no premiere date set for “Banshee.”

Frankie is currently finishing up other projects including “Cowgirls n’ Angels” (Augustus), “Away From Here” (Carl) and Tio Papi (Gilly), which also stars former Llanview castmate Jessica Leccia (ex-Inez, Venice, The Series’ Ani).

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