While season one of Black Sails (Starz, Saturdays, 9/8C) introduced the characters, the very ahead-of-its-time pirate government and economic system and Captain Flint’s goal of true independence for Nassau, season two found Flint and his crew looking to make the biggest score in history and, in so doing, produce the financial support to make his dream possible, it also looked at Flint’s past and gave us insight into how he became the man he is in the show’s present.
Beginning with tonight’s third season premiere, Black Sails is headed into shipkiller storms – physically and metaphorically.
Edward Teach – better known as Blackbeard – is coming to Black Sails. Starz announced the addition of Ray Stevenson to the show’s cast to play the one of the most infamous pirates in the history of seafaring.
Teach will be returning to Nassau after an extended period away to discover that things are most definitely not as he left them.
A brief teaser for season three will be shown during Black Sails’ epic season two finale Saturday, March 28th (9/8C). For further details, follow the jump.
When it was announced that Michael Bay would be executive producing a pirate show for Starz, there was a fair bit of eye rolling – after all, we were talking about the producer/director of some of the most ponderous, oafish films ever made.
What we got was Black Sails, a smart, fast-paced action adventure series that really explored the culture of 18th Century pirates – a series that showed the pirates to have, however bloody, a true democracy and keen financial sense as well as the kind of bloodthirstiness and libido we were expecting. It was a very pleasant surprise.