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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
5 items from 2015
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