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Warning: Spoilers Ahead!Black Sails pillaged and plundered for the last time this past weekend. Recently, creators Robert Levine and Jonathan E. Steinberg spoke with Deadline about the Starz series' finale.The adventure drama is set roughly 20 years prior to the events depicted in the Treasure Island novel and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The cast also includes Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Ray Stevenson, Luke Roberts, and Zethu Diomo.Read More… »
As we count the days leading up to Game of Thrones' seventh season, we find ourselves craving more and more information - blame this year's delayed premiere. There are a handful of cliffhangers that need resolution, but right now we're more concerned with the new storylines. There are a couple of new faces coming to the show, but only one of them will play a new character. (Tom Hopper is just taking over the role of Dickon Tarly, since Freddie Stroma left the show to star on Time After Time.) Of course, Ed Sheeran is making an appearance, but it will more than likely be a short cameo. This leaves one new actor with potential for a meaty new part: Jim Broadbent. HBO is generally very tight-lipped about Game of Thrones spoilers, but Broadbent himself spilled a bit about the role in March. "I'm a maester, an archmaester," he told ScreenCrush. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Here's your Wtf news of the day: Game of Thrones has tapped none other than Ed Sheeran to be a guest star in an episode of the upcoming seventh season. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss announced the big news during an appearance at Austin's South by Southwest Film Festival on Sunday, saying that star Maisie Williams's love of the singer-songwriter was the reason behind it. "For years we were trying to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it," Benioff told the crowd. Although Sheeran might be the biggest name Game of Thrones has snagged for a cameo, he won't be the first famous musician to take a walk through Westeros. Bands like Sigur Rós and Mastodon have popped up, as well as Coldplay's Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. "A lot of [musicians] say they would like »
- Quinn Keaney
The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.
In a deal with Lionsgate, Hulu has acquired the subscription streaming rights to the Starz Original series.
All episodes from previous seasons of Black Sails will be available to stream on Hulu starting on Wednesday. Hulu has also secured rights to the fourth and final season when it becomes available.
Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Ray Stevenson and Luke Roberts star in the series, which takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island, and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint.
Black Sails has garnered a strong fan following, averaging 3.6m multiplatform viewers per episode.
The series has also been nominated for multiple Emmys and won in 2014 and 2016 for outstanding sound editing and in 2014 for outstanding special and visual effects in a supporting role.
It was also nominated for the 2016 GLAAD Awards for outstanding »
Fans of the Black Sails TV show don't have to worry that the Starz series will be cancelled this time around. It's already been announced that season four is the end and there won't be a fifth season. Will the ratings improve in the final season, now that the show's moved to Sunday nights? Stay tuned.The Black Sails TV show is set roughly 20 years prior to the events depicted in the Treasure Island novel and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The final season finds the pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately, and destructively, it will fight back. The cast also includes Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Ray Stevenson, Luke »
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