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Star Toby Schmitz (Jack Rackham) and executive producer Jonathan E. Steinberg explore the real-life pirates their Starz series Black Sails is based on, in our exclusive preview from Black Sails: The Complete Second Season. Before you can relive the entire season on Blu-ray and DVD starting November 3, our preview sheds some new light on the actual pirates who controlled Nassau, which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. This series is set 20 years before the events in Treasure Island, but it also explores the historical nature of the pirates that inspired the classic tale.
Black Sails: The Complete Second Season begins where we left off, as the Walrus crew is stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold. And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint (Toby Stephens) and Silver (Luke Arnold) must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. »
Recently,NBC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Law & Order: Svu" episode 6 of season 17. The episode is entitled, "Maternal Instincts," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as Rosalin's fugitive sister makes a return after another rape case is investigated, and more. In the new, 6th episode press release: Rollins' Family Is Entangled In A Rape Case. Virginia Madsen Guest Stars. Press release number 2: Rollins' (Kelli Giddish) mother Beth (Madsen) is going to throw her a baby shower while the Svu reports to a four-star hotel where a famous violinist was raped by her colleague, Anton Krasnikov (guest star Zach McGowan). With no memory of the crime, Anton is going to claim a hired escort drugged and robbed him, and evidence will lead to the shocking return of Rollins' fugitive sister Kim (guest star Lindsay Pulsipher). In the meantime, »
"Black Sails" is Emmy's reigning champ for Best Sound Editing, but can it win again this year? The Starz period drama is a prequel to the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale "Treasure Island," set several decades earlier during the Golden Age of piracy. This lavish production offers a plethora of epic ship sounds, loud gun battles and swashbuckling sword fights in every episode, so it's no wonder the show was the TV academy's favorite last year. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Eligible TV academy members will be voting on the sound of the Season 2 finale (episode Xviii) which pits Flint (Toby Stephens) against his nemesis Vane (Zach McGowan) once more. All of that action on the high seas makes for a non-stop hour. Emmy voting ends Aug. 28, with the Creative Arts ceremony slated for Sept. 12. Rival Emmy nominees in this year's Bes. »
Those visual effects on "Black Sails" are so good that the TV academy honored the Starz period drama with an Emmy last year. The show's CGI effects have gotten even more impressive in its second season, which begs the question: can they go two-for-two in this category? This lavish production is a prequel to the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale "Treasure Island," set several decades earlier during the Golden Age of piracy. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Eligible TV academy members will be voting on the stunning visual effects in the Season 2 finale (episode Xviii) which pits Flint (Toby Stephens) against his nemesis Vane (Zach McGowan) once more. All of that action on the high seas makes for a non-stop hour. Emmy voting ends Aug. 28, with the Creative Arts ceremony slated for Sept. 12. Rival Emmy nominees in this year's Best Special Visual Effects race ar. »
The 100 is adding to its numbers for Season 3. The post-apocalyptic CW series has recruited three new actors to join the show in recurring roles as Arkers and Grounders in its third season. As first reported by The Wrap, Black Sails‘ Zach McGowan will recur in The 100 Season 3 as a new character named Roan, “a rogue Grounder warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.” No other details about McGowan’s character have been revealed. Additionally, as EW.com reported yesterday, Sons of Anarchy alum Michael Beach will also recur in another new Season 3 role. Beach will play an Arker named Pike, “a tough and charismatic member of the Ark with a staunch moral code.” Lastly, per Deadline, Neil Sandilands (The Americans, SundanceTV’s upcoming Hap & Leonard) has also landed a major Season 3 recurring role. Sandilands’ character Titus is described as “an embodiment of the Old Guard, who works to… »
- Chris King
A Black Sails star is setting a course for The CW in 2016.
Zach McGowan will recur in The 100's third season, playing a rogue Grounder named Roan, according to The Wrap. Like most characters on the survival-centric series, Roan “will stop at nothing to get what he wants,” though his desires remain shrouded in mystery for now.
“Black Sails” actor Zach McGowan has joined the cast of The CW’s post-apocalyptic drama “The 100,” TheWrap has learned. McGowan will play a new character named Roan on Season 3 and will appear in a recurring capacity. The character is described as a rogue Grounder warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The series is centered on 100 juvenile delinquents who are sent down to a potentially toxic Earth to test its habitability, and stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Averopoulos, Paige Turco, Henry Ian Cusick and Isiah Washington. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows. »
- Linda Ge
Stars: Angela Little, Zach McGowan, Angela Gots, Robert Loggia, Michael Paré, Joyce DeWitt, David Chokachi, Martin Kove, Nina Transfeld, Rachael Robbins, Michael Rivera, Ken Del Vecchio, Deirdre Lorenz, Joe Rosario | Written by Robert Borneman | Directed by Eric Etebari
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Former paparazzi Thomas Grady’s most recent picture is certainly worth a lot more. Thomas has inadvertently captured a scandalous, revealing shot of one of the world’s most prominent and beloved figures—the First Lady. What ensues is a terrific conflict of morals, love and money. Selling the picture could resolve all of his professional and financial troubles, but it will also force him to confront the love of his life, as this photo puts the true nature of their relationship to a test. Then there’s the President and First Lady; how far do you think they will go to protect their privacy? »
- Richard Axtell
In a Gold Derby exclusive, Starz has revealed the category placements of its key Emmy Awards contenders for drama, comedy, and limited series. -Break- How will Starz fare at this year's Emmy Awards? Hurry -- make your predictions now. You could win our $1,000 prize, earn a place of honor on our leaderboard, and a leading role in next year's Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year's Emmys). Below, the complete list of their submissions for programs and lead and supporting acting. (Performers not on this list could be submitted by their personal reps.) Related: Let's peek inside the Starz Emmy Fyc campaign mailer Drama "Black Sails" Drama Actor - Toby Stephens Drama Actress - Hannah New Drama Supporting Actor - Luke Arnold, Zach McGowan Drama Supporting Actress - Jessica Parker Kennedy "Outlander" Drama Actor - Sam Heughan Drama Actress - Caitriona Balfe »
Stevenson joins the cast for season three, which has Blackbeard (or Edward Teach if you’re being formal) returning to settle some unfinished business. A great deal has changed during his absence, meaning he’ll have to disrupt some cemented alliances and challenge new ones.
“Black Sails” follows feared pirate Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his crew. It takes place 20 years prior to the events depicted in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Stevenson joins a cast that also includes Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Zach McGowan, Clara Paget and Toby Schmitz. The series is created by executive producers Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and is also executive produced by Michael Bay and his »
- Whitney Friedlander
In the series, Blackbeard returns from a long absence to settle some unfinished business - but with so much having changed, he'll disrupt some cemented alliances and form some new ones.
The series airs its second season finale this weekend and production is currently underway on the third season in Cape Town, South Africa for airing in the first quarter of next year. Stevenson joins a cast that includes Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Zach McGowan, Clara Paget and Toby Schmitz.
Starz has also released a brief 30-second feature showing some early filming on the third season, ending with a shot of Stevenson in costume.
- Garth Franklin
London — A+E Networks UK has acquired the exclusive linear TV rights in the U.K. and Africa for Starz’s adventure series “Black Sails,” which will play on History.
The acquisition marks the first A+E Networks U.K. deal with Starz Worldwide Distribution.
Other British acting talent in the series includes Hannah New (“El Tiempo Entre Costuras”), Tom Hopper (“Merlin”), and Clara Paget (“One Day”), as well as Australians Luke Arnold (“Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Inxs”) and Toby Schmitz (“Griff the Invisible”), U.S. star Zach McGowan (“Shameless”), and Canadian Jessica Parker Kennedy (“90210”). The third season began filming in November 2014 in South Africa.
This latest acquisition follows the success of the epic drama »
- Leo Barraclough
Ahead of its premiere later this month January, Starz has released a new trailer for the second season of the Emmy Award-winning Black Sails, the high seas drama from creators Jonathan E. Steinberg (Human Target) and Robert Levine (Touch) and executive producer Michael Bay (Transformers: Age of Extinction).
The ten-episode second season of the series follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and also features Hannah New (Maleficent), Luke Arnold (Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Michael Hutchence), Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Secret Circle), Zach McGowan (Shameless) and Tadhg Murphy (Vikings).
1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence Island is lawless territory, controlled by notorious pirate captains. The most feared—Captain Flint.
Driven by ulterior motives, Flint hunts the ultimate prize. But first he must overcome rival captains, the local smuggling kingpin, and a young sailor new to his crew—John Silver.
- Gary Collinson
Who would’ve thought that a show produced by Platinum Dunes about the ins and outs of the pirate life would be so great? When the Starz show Black Sails was first announced, like many others, the first thought that came to mind for me was “um..nope”. Following that sentiment, the TV series based two decades before the events of Treasure Island quickly faded from my mind, until the good folks at Anchor Bay sent me a copy of the first season to check out. I had a few hours to spare, and popped that baby in, ready to shrug and be impartial to what would play out in front of me…until it happened. The unthinkable happened. I found myself hooked, leading to binge watching the entire 8-episode first season in two days.
- Jerry Smith
14 items from 2015
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