Starz has released another trailer for their great looking new pirate series Black Sails! The story focuses on the adventures of Captain Flint and his men. It takes place twenty years before the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. I'm really looking forward to this series, it looks like one that a lot people could get hooked on. Hopefully it turns out as good as it looks!
Flint (Toby Stephens), 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 (Luke Arnold). 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.
The series also stars Zach McGowan (Shameless) as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Vane’s right hand; Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence;Clara Paget as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (Merlin) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint’s ship.
The Michael Bay-produced series has an eight-episode season that premieres in January 25th 2014 on Starz!