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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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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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Trivia

Rupert Penry-Jones (Thomas Hamilton) portrayed Squire Trelawney in the TV movie "Treasure Island" the story of which serves as part of the inspiration for "Black Sails."(Mixing fact with fiction, the events of "Black Sails" serve as a prequel to "Treasure Island." ) 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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Nassau Shores
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Composed and Conducted by Bear McCreary
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100% Pirated
29 April 2014 | by DenirosdadSee all my reviews

Fantastic series....if you can't watch for free its worth buying and I normally would never say that but I loved this form start to finish and every minute in between. It is pleasing on the eye regarding location as well as some of the cast but before forming an image in your mind of beautiful well over groomed characters that just don't look right then I am pleased to say that for once this is not the case....(OK slightly groomed here and there is more accurate) Acting is spot on,characters are mostly very likable, the action scenes are great, the story is for the most part simple with a main objective and doesn't have 50 twists along the way to try and out twist every thing else that gets made these days. I must point out that there are quite a lot of adult scenes and foul language which although I have no problem with it ,I definitely would not want any of my kids to be sat in the same room regardless of age, so don't let your kids watch it, no matter how much they love pirates. So if you fancy something a bit different with great actors and some proper filth, you must watch Black Sails.


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Release Date:

25 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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