Creator of the new series is Neil Cross (Luther") for Universal TV producers Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold.
Claire Foy ("Season Of The Witch") plays 'Kate', a Governor's daughter, now a pirate for Blackbeard and Tracy Ifeachor ("Doctor Who") plays another female member of Blackbeard's formidable cut-throat crew.
"...it's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas...
"...where the diabolical pirate 'Edward Teach', aka 'Blackbeard' reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors.
"Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other on earth - and a mounting threat to international commerce.
"To gain control of this fearsome society,