Starz and Michael Bay’s ‘Black Sails’ renews for second season before first season airs

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Wow, I guess the preview pilot screening of Black Sails during San Diego Comic-Con went really well. Starz has decided to renew the show for a second season before the first season even airs.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht had this to say about the positive fan reaction:

“Based on the strong fan response to the preview screening at last week’s Comic-Con, we felt an early order for a second season would allow the writers, cast and crew enough time and space to continue crafting such unique and epic storytelling.”

The 10-episode second season will continue filming in November 2013 at Cape Town Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. In fact, the second season will begin production way before the first season even airs.

Black Sails will air on Starz  January, 2014. Yeah, we got time.

Synopsis – The eight-episode first season of the authentic pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.”

The only thing I’m iffy about is that it’s being executive produced by Michael Bay. He’s also behind the production of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which I’m also weary about.

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