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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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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

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English

Release Date:

25 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Trivia

Louise Barnes, who plays Miranda Barlow and Nick Boraine, who plays Peter Ashe are married in real life. 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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Underrated!
23 April 2014 | by bogunjackassSee all my reviews

OK, it has it's flaws, it has fictional characters united with the real ones, yeah, it is using the "pirates hype", but MY GOD, it is a good show! I hear people complaining about the pace, or about lack of fighting and plunder, but I assure you, it is not needed, for it has a lot of intrigues, unanswered questions, all sort of factors that will make you gasp on an episode per episode. The acting is exceptional, especially by Toby Stephens, who is unbelievable as Cpt. Flint, with such charisma that makes you root for him even dough he certainly doesn't deserve it. Female characters were a weak spot at the beginning, but that reeeeally changed quickly. I stumbled on this show while I was waiting for the new GoT season to start, and boy, was I surprised, I had more fun watching this than watered down episodes of GoT, that seem to go on forever, in one infinite circle. That was my favorite show, but after Breaking bad, True detective, and now this, the flaws are more than evident. "Black sails" are an absolute gem, I'm sorry for the all hate it's getting from the critics/GoT/Spartacus fans...


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