The first trailer for the Michael Bay-produced original series “Black Sails” has come online and can be watched below. Premiering on Starz in 2014, the pirate adventure tells the story of Captain Flint and his men, and takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.”
The series stars Luke Arnold as John Silver, Zack McGowan as Captain Charles Vane, a rival pirate captain to the brilliant and feared Captain Flint, play by Toby Stephens. Hannah New is playing Eleanor Guthrie, a beautiful and determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence. Jessica Parker Kennedy portrays Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence.
Additional casting includes Hakeem Kae Kazim as Mr. Scott, Toby Schmitz as Rackham and Clara Paget as Anne Bonny.
“Black Sails” is executive produced by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The series is created by showrunner and executive producer Jon Steinberg and co-executive producer Robert Levine.