EXCLUSIVE: Starz is heading out to the high seas with a straight-to-series order to a pirate adventure drama executive produced by Michael Bay. The series, tentatively titled Black Sails, was created by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine. The eight-episode drama is set twenty years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island and chronicles the adventures of fabled buccaneer Captain Flint and his men.
Starz’s new pirate series, Black Sails (Saturdays, 10/9C) has it all: gunplay, swordplay, piratical acts at sea and booty (of both kinds). Also, economics and democracy! The characters are something out of Robert Louis Stevenson (in... Read Post
Gore Verbinski made pirates big on the silver screen. Now Michael Bay and Starz hope to do the same for the small screen with Black Sails. The series is a kind of loose prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, with Luke ... Read Post