Upcoming show Black Sails just released a new trailer. The prequel to Treasure Island already has season 2 approved, which shows a lot of confidence in the show and the production team lead by none other than Michael Bay. In case you missed it, Michael Bay had a complete meltdown on stage at this years CES 2014. Dare we say we are expecting a Game of Thrones quality show with pirates? We’ve been following the production of this show since last year’s comic con where they held a full interview with the entire cast.
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.
The series also stars Zach McGowan (Shameless) as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Vane’s right hand; Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence;Clara Paget as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (Merlin) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint’s ship.
Below are character posters for Captain Flint (played by Toby Stephens), Eleanor Guthrie (played by Hannah New) and Jon Silver (played by Luke Arnold).
Michael Bay’s Black Sails Releases New Trailer:
The Michael Bay-produced series has an eight-episode season that premieres on January 25th 2014!