Coming 2014: Black Sails (Like Game of Thrones but Pirates!)

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Actually Black Sails looks a bit more like the History Channels surprisingly good Vikings but there is some squabbling and violence over who gets to be king .. so maybe in between. Starz and Michael Bay are getting ready to offer up the pirate adventure in 2014 in the hope that it will fit in with all the knights, dragons, zombies and Madison Avenue ad execs dominating the airwaves.

Starz says:
"The eight-episode first season of the pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) stars as Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality."

From the short trailer it looks pretty good, or at least entertaining for an hour and they can't really get that mad if you download it.

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