Starz has released a new poster key art and two teaser videos for its pirate TV series, Black Sails, premiering in January 2014 with eight episodes. Michael Bay is attached as the executive producer.
The series fill takes place 20 years before the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his crew are fighting for the survival of New Providence Island, a pirate’s paradise filled with sex and sin. Joining the ranks is John Silver (Luke Arnold), a fast-talking young pirate.
Black Sails also stars Zach McGowan (Shameless) as rival Captain Charles Vane, Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, Clara Paget as Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (Merlin) as Billy Bones.
The series was created by showrunner and executive producer Jon Steinberg (creator Jericho, Human Target) and is currently filming in Cape Town, South Africa.