Starz has unveiled a first look at Black Sails, its newest series set to debut in Spring of 2014. Executive produced by Michael Bay, the show takes place 20 years prior to the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island and centers on Captain Flint and a young Long John Silver as they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day. Expect pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, not to mention top of the line production values. The pilot was directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) who also directed the pivotal episode of Game of Thrones titled “Blackwater.” The eight-episode series was created by showrunner and executive producer Jon Steinberg (Jericho), and stars Toby Stevens as Flint and Luke Arnold as the young Silver. Watch the trailer below.
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