Cinemax Tries HBO's Playbook—and the Softcore Stays

Hoon Lee in Banshee, a Cinemax-produced series Photograph by Gregory Shummon/Cinemax via Everett Collection

In the world of premium cable TV, HBO garners almost all the acclaim. But its younger and trashier sibling, Cinemax, is ready to make a bid for some of that attention and prestige.

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