Arrr! Starz Giving Sneak Peek of Pirate Adventure ‘Black Sails’ at SDCC

blacksailsstarzStarz, the network that brought you Spartacus and Da Vinci’s Demons is premiering their latest venture out on the high seas of San Diego Comic Con! On Thursday, July 18th, fans will be treated to a sneak peek screening of Black Sails from executive producer Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and creators Jonathan Steinberg (JerichoHuman Target) & Robert Levine (Touch).

The series is a prequel of sorts to the classic “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson and centers around the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men (including one fast-talking John Silver) as they fight extinction and fight for the survival of New Providence Island – a notoriously debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers.

Also starring in the series is Zach McGowan (“Shameless”) as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Vane’s right hand; Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, ringleader of the island’s smuggling operation; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the island’s dark side; Clara Paget as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (“Merlin”) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint’s ship.

“Black Sails” will debut with an eight-episode season in January 2014, exclusively on STARZ and you can follow their adventures on the Starz website, Facebook & Twitter (#BlackSails #PiratesWanted). I can’t wait to see this – should be a rollicking good time, yo ho!

Source: Starz
Reporter: Sharlene Mousfar

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