Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ...  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 ...  Dooley 27 episodes, 2015-2017
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 ...  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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War against the world See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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Trivia

Captain Flint's ship "The Walrus" was actually built on set for the show. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.17 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Sails Theme and Variations
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Composed and Conducted by Bear McCreary
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User Reviews

 
Pleasant Surprise After Slow Start!
28 October 2020 | by rossmichael-75248See all my reviews

I started this series a few years ago but lost interest in Season 1. However, I decided to give it another go due to the positive reviews... man I am glad I did!

I really enjoyed the building of characters and how surprisingly clever they could be. There was a sense of maturity to it in terms of it being based on pirates which I really liked.

This is a real hidden gem and all I can say is if you start watching this, stick with it!

I thought they ended it well in Season 4 as you can get quite poor endings in other series.


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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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Dolby (Dolby TrueHD 7.1)| DTS (DTS HD MA 5.1)

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1.78 : 1
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