On Starz We’ve had Romans and a slave uprising, Da Vinci and his amazing innovations, a guy who runs a hotel and has to fight with the mob and a lot more. One thing that’s been missing is pirates. Fortunately, Starz is about ready to remedy that situation with its new, upcoming series Black Sails.
“The eight-episode first season centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) stars as Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver.
Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.”
Check out the trailer after the break. Look for Black Sails to air later this year.