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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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4   3   2   1  
2017   2016   2015   2014  
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

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 on 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 »

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 »

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Nassau Shores
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Composed and Conducted by Bear McCreary
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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 »

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Black Sails See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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1.78 : 1
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