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Black Sails 

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Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Toby Stephens ...  Captain Flint 38 episodes, 2014-2017
Luke Arnold ...  John Silver 38 episodes, 2014-2017
Toby Schmitz ...  Rackham 37 episodes, 2014-2017
Hannah New ...  Eleanor Guthrie 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Jessica Parker Kennedy ...  Max 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Clara Paget ...  Anne Bonny 35 episodes, 2014-2017
Winston Chong Winston Chong ...  Joji 35 episodes, 2014-2017
Tom Hopper ...  Billy Bones 34 episodes, 2014-2017
Andre Jacobs ...  De Groot 31 episodes, 2014-2017
Zach McGowan ...  Captain Charles Vane 28 episodes, 2014-2016
Lise Slabber ...  Idelle 27 episodes, 2014-2017
Laudo Liebenberg Laudo Liebenberg ...  Dooley 27 episodes, 2015-2017
Craig Jackson Craig Jackson ...  Featherstone 24 episodes, 2015-2017
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ...  Mr. Scott 23 episodes, 2014-2016
Patrick Lyster ...  Captain Benjamin Hornigold 22 episodes, 2014-2016
Luke Roberts ...  Woodes Rogers 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Louise Barnes ...  Miranda Barlow 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Zethu Dlomo ...  Madi 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Lawrence Joffe Lawrence Joffe ...  Randall 16 episodes, 2014-2015
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Storyline

A prequel to the (fictional) events of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island". The series centres on a group of pirates operating out of Nassau in the Bahamas. We meet characters from history - Captain Charles Vane, Governor Woodes Rogers, Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny - plus characters from fiction - Captain Flint and, of course, Long John Silver. Written by grantss

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South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sails See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Trivia

In Season 1, Episode 2 when Eleanor Guthrie is sitting at the bar, the "Skye Boat Song" can be heard playing in the background. The song is a traditional Scottish tune about Bonnie Prince Charlie, Charles Stuart, who led the unsuccessful Rising of 1745 to retake Scotland and England from the Hanovers. Robert Lewis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island of which Black Sails is based, wrote alternative lyrics to the "Skye Boat Song". In addition, the "Skye Boat Song" is the theme song to the Starz series Outlander (2014 - ). Bear McReary composes the music for both Black Sails and Outlander. See more »

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The information about socket bayonets is completely wrong. They were invented circa 1690, they were used at Waterloo and were certainly universal by 1880. See more »


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A Nation of Thieves
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Composed and Conducted by Bear McCreary
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Like fine wine it gets better with age
28 March 2015 | by darkstar007See all my reviews

To tell the truth there were many times in the first season that I almost stopped watching this show. But I stuck with it and boy was it ever rewarding. Season 1 was pretty slow to me sometimes boarder line uneventful. I know a few people that stopped watching after season one because of this. But Season 2 has been explosive. Probably one of the best seasons of a TV show out there and it was all due to the character development from the first season.

During season 2 I found myself consistently updating my rating of this show. I initially had it scored a 6 out of 10. Now have it a solid 9. I can't wait for the next season.

If you are planing to watch this show. Stick with it through some of the long drawn out scenes in season 1 and you will be rewarded immensely.

This is defiantly another winner for starz


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