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.