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Crossbones 

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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
Hani Naimi ...  Callow 4 episodes, 2014
Aimee Mullins ...  Antoinette / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Marisé Álvarez ...  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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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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Brutal, fairly entertaining pirate fable with a great cast and some nice set designs – no cheap CGI
31 May 2014 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

Opening with a healthy battle at sea makes a good start to any film about pirates, and 'Crossbones' plays it safe by delivering just that; ship cannons are fired, people get shot up close by muskets, throats get slit and heads get bashed in: welcome to the new NBC-show about one of the most famous – and notorious – pirates ever: Blackbeard.

Enter John Malkovich, the show's star, who delivers yet another great turn playing the outlaw legend. His portrayal of the character is rather original; instead of giving us a stereotypical, larger-than-life performance with a Keith Richards look, we get a coldly calculating older man, well spoken and with a nicely tamed - grey - beard.

Malkovich's portrayal might not even be so far off: according to Wikipedia, Blackbeard was not a tyrannical pirate and he commanded his vessels only with their crews' permission; apparently there is also no known account of him murdering prisoners and he preferred using his cleverly constructed fearsome image to induce terror over committing actual acts of violence.

But that is (probably) as far as historical accuracy will go in 'Crossbones', for this certainly isn't a history lesson (not that I complain), but solid entertainment with a historical background. So far, I'm satisfied with what I've seen. The cast – especially Richard Coyle, who plays the show's protagonist Tom Lowe – is very good, the plot evolves nicely and the set design looks real; fake looking CGI is – so far – mercifully absent. Judging from the first episode, my verdict is a solid (if not overly excited): "Yar!" – 7 stars out of 10.

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