Starz Channel announced the straight-to-series of “Black Sails” (working title) from executive producer Michael Bay. The new Starz Original series is expected to air in 2014. 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.”
This is the fourth Pirate TV production going into development:
- NBC has ordered up a series called Republic of Pirates, which is set during the 10-year “Golden Age of Piracy” from 1715 to 1725, it follows some of the world’s most notorious pirates as they forge their own rogue nation, called New Providence, which became the first democracy in the Americas.
- Graham King and Gale Anne Hurd are producing another one called Port Royal for FX Channel.
- Ridley Scott and Tony Scott are developing a series called Pirates, which will have like 10 to 13 episodes at Fox.
Post author: Daniel Semper