For a show that’s not even started yet and already has a 10 episode second season approved, it sure shows a lot of confidence and trust from the producers. Michael Bay’s prequel to Treasure Island series ‘Black Sails’ will premier in January 2014. Production on season two is set to begin November 2013.
The 8 episode first season follows Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men two years before the story of Treasure Island takes place. Described as a brilliant and feared pirate captain, Flint takes on a fast-talking addition to his crew, John Silver (Luke Arnold). They fight for the survival of New Providence Island, an infamous criminal haven teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by ideals and brutality.
Black Sails had a major presence at this years San Diego Comic-Con. They screened the pilot at a fan-only event outside of the convention centre. The series also had a massive pirate ship on the convention floor.
“Michael Bay, Jon Steinberg and their teams delivered a spectacular first season of Black Sails, and we are incredibly proud of everyone’s work,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said. “Based on the strong fan response to the preview screening at last week’s Comic-Con, we felt an early order for a second season would allow the writers, cast and crew enough time and space to continue crafting such unique and epic storytelling.”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… We think this show is going to be awesome!
Below is an interview held with the cast at this years Comic Con:
Michael Bay’s ‘Black Sails’ Pirate Series coming in January – [Source]