The third season of Black Sails will air in 2016
Starz announced today that its Emmy-winning Original series “Black Sails” has been greenlit for a fourth season. The series is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg (“Jericho,” “Human Target”) and Robert Levine (“Touch”) and executive produced by Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Purge), as well as Chris Symes (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Eragon) and Dan Shotz (“Jericho,” “Harper’s Island”).
The ten-episode third season of the high seas drama series, returning in 2016, follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Season three has seen the addition of Ray Stevenson (‘Rome,” Insurgent, Divergent) as the iconic pirate Blackbeard.
The first two seasons of “Black Sails” averaged 4.5 million multi-platform viewers per episode and the series is distributed in over 175 countries and territories worldwide. “Black Sails” won two Emmy Awards in 2014, for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, and Outstanding Sound Editing.
“Black Sails” stars Toby Stephens as the brilliant and unstoppable Captain Flint. London-born Hannah New portrays Eleanor Guthrie, a beautiful and determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence. Luke Arnold portrays the classic character, John Silver, in the years before his well-known feats. Jessica Parker Kennedy is in the role of Max, a young prostitute with an eye towards advancement. British actor Tom Hopper stars as Billy Bones of “Treasure Island” fame. Zach McGowan is featured as Captain Charles Vane, a rival pirate to Captain Flint.