So funny, I was just having this conversation with a friend of mine at work. We were both asking ourselves will anyone come out with a bonafide pirate movie without magic and bullshit? Then he emails me this trailer for a Micheal Bay produced pirate show that plans to air on STARZ. I watched it…I liked it, but here’s the rub, it comes out January 2014. Oh well, it’s not like a own a television anyway, no seriously I don’t own a television. The story seems to revolve around an island in the Caribbean where the worst of the worst pirates go about thier day to day, but then there’s some conspiracy and sex and rum, hold on here’s the official synopsis…
The eight-episode first season of the pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) stars as Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.
I think the show looks fun, course they are selling it with the flesh and blood, but they’ve got some talent behind it, so here’s to hoping this one doesn’t get cancelled. Check out the poster for the show after the jump, it’s a clever take on the skull and crossbones.
The series was created by showrunner and executive producer Jon Steinberg (Jericho), and stars Toby Stevens as Flint and Luke Arnold as the young Silver. The eight-episode first season of Black Sails will premiere on Starz sometime in 2014.