Comic-Con: Starz to Hold Special Black Sails Screening

Black Sails (Starz)Starz and executive producer Michael Bay are bringing the new high-seas drama Black Sails to San Diego Comic-Con.

On Thursday, July 18, the cable channel will be holding a special fans-only screening at the convention, with some special guests in attendance.

Black Sails, the new pirate adventure series from Bay, 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.” Flint is considered the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day and he takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew named John Silver (Luke Arnold). Flint and his crew are threatened with extinction on all sides, so they must 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.

The series also stars Zach McGowan (“Shameless”) as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Vane’s right hand; Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence; Clara Paget as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (“Merlin”) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint’s ship.

Black Sails is set to premiere in January 2014 for an eight episode first season on Starz.

 

 

 

The series also stars Zach McGowan (“Shameless”) as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Vane’s right hand; Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence; Clara Paget as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (“Merlin”) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint’s ship.

 

“Black Sails” is executive produced by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, producers on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Nightmare on Elm Street (2009). The series was created by showrunner and executive producer Jonathan Steinberg (creator “Jericho,” “Human Target”) and co-executive producer Robert Levine (“Touch”).

 

“Black Sails” will debut with an eight-episode season in January 2014, exclusively on STARZ.


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