A pirate's life for me.Black Sails
is a historical drama
airing on Starz, produced by Michael Bay
(but don't let that deter you) and created by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine. A prequel to Treasure Island
, the series focuses on Captain Flint, his allies, and his rivals during the Golden Age of piracy. It's meant to be a good deal Darker and Edgier
than Pirates of the Caribbean
and its like, and take up the mantle of Starz's signature show after Spartacus
reached its end.
The series became extremely buzzy after the airing of the pilot at Comic Con, and thus was given a second season order well before the first began. Though it was technically set to premiere on January 25 (before the editing of this page) Starz released the pilot a week early through specific outlets.