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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


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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Release Date:

30 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Herb piratów See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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16:9 HD
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Although he was one of the most accomplished and feared pirates of his era, there is no recorded instance of Blackbeard personally killing anyone before his final battle. See more »

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Could use more swashbuckling and sea battles, but otherwise adequate entertainment...
3 August 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I watched "Crossbones" without any expectations, and only went to give the series a chance because Julian Sands was in it.

And now having stuck with the series for 9 episodes, I must admit that I have been adequately entertained so far, but the entire series is not outstanding. The storyline is interesting, but I had initially expected a bit more action and sea battles. The show is based more about pirates being people as well, putting swashbuckling and generic pirate themes in the background.

I will say that the production value to the series is great and that really helps the series along quite nicely. There is a lot of nice details in the costumes, the scenery (such as buildings and ships), and I thoroughly enjoyed that.

The acting in the series was great, and they had some nice talents put together for the various roles. While I was a bit unsure about John Malkovich as Blackbeard, then I must say that I was surprised, because he really carried the role nicely and brought a very unique quality to the show.

"Crossbones" has been entertaining so far and is well worth a watch.

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