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Set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard.
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Series cast summary:
John Malkovich ...  Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach 9 episodes, 2014
Richard Coyle ...  Tom Lowe 9 episodes, 2014
Claire Foy ...  Kate Balfour 9 episodes, 2014
Yasmine Al Massri ...  Selima El Sharad 9 episodes, 2014
David Hoflin ...  Charlie Rider 9 episodes, 2014
Chris Perfetti ...  Tim Fletch 9 episodes, 2014
Tracy Ifeachor ...  Nenna Ajanlekoko 9 episodes, 2014
Peter Stebbings ...  James Balfour 9 episodes, 2014
Omar Cruz Soto Omar Cruz Soto ...  Good Pirate 9 episodes, 2014
Julian Sands ...  William Jagger 8 episodes, 2014
Ezra Buzzington ...  Eisengrim 8 episodes, 2014
Henry Hereford ...  The Wildman / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Natalie Hoflin ...  Rose / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Lauren Shaw ...  Antoinette / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Michael Desante ...  Callow 4 episodes, 2014
Aimee Mullins ...  Antoinette / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Marisé Alvarez ...  Nelly 4 episodes, 2014
Abner Caraballo Abner Caraballo ...  British Soldier / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Reema Sampat ...  Trollop / ... 4 episodes, 2014
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The tale takes place on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. This unique place of piracy, theft and outlaws is reigned by the fearsome pirate captain Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard. But a scheme has been designed to throw Blackbeard from his throne. An assassin, Tom Lowe, is sent with the task to execute the pirate leader. However, as Lowe moves closer towards Blackbeard, he starts to admire his ideas and involvement in the rogue society. And of course, Lowe will not be Blackbeard's only enemy. Written by Bono van den Hork

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The new legend of Blackbeard. See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

30 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Herb piratów See more »

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Puerto Rico See more »

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16:9 HD
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It is recorded that Blackbeard had plans for governing a secluded egalitarian colony before he was killed. This series is based on those plans that never materialized. See more »

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Another Dismal NBC Pilot
1 June 2014 | by byers-849-681424See all my reviews

I had hoped that with John Malkovich starring, Crossbones would hold my interest. Alas, not so. This script must have originated in the Ministry of Silly Pirates, without so much as a nod to any kind of historical accuracy.

The Blackbeard character is written for Malkovich to mug as Malkovich. His every move and utterance seems to be designed to persuade us that Blackbeard was some kind of evil philosopher king. (Say, what?) You can literally feel the actor not caring. Worse, the sound editors seem to have processed his voice so as to sound unnatural.

So much craziness, so many other shows.

The rest is dross. A bunch of political correct casting, confused relationships and full on Hollywood banality. You can almost hear the pitch meeting: Okay, Blackbeard's not really dead, okay?

Not okay.


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