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Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 17/12/2012 9:04:44 AM   
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Mark Ryan has been added to the "Black Sails" cast at Starz.

Pirate series, from exec producer Michael Bay, is shooting in Cape Town, South Africa. Eight episodes will air.

Ryan will play the right-hand man of Captain Flint, played by Toby Stephens. Ryan and Bay have worked together before, with the actor adding his voice to the Autobots on the "Transformers" franchise.


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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 17/12/2012 9:08:49 AM   
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I can see Stephens having fun with a pirate role.

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 4/2/2013 1:58:22 PM   
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With Spartacus ending this year, I think this will be filling its slot. In fact, Starz has already by-passed the pilot stage to commission eight episodes of the "gritty" pirate adventure series.

Plus Neil Marshall is directing the pilot which is currently filming in Cape Town, which is standing in for the Bahamas' New Providence Island, described in the show's bumpf as "a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality".






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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 8/4/2013 12:37:11 PM   
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Pasadena, Calif., January 5, 2013 – Starz Entertainment announced today that production has begun in Cape Town, South Africa on the new original series “Black Sails” from executive producer Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes with Neil Marshall (The Descent, “Game of Thrones”) set to direct the first episode. The new STARZ Original series is set to air in 2014. The straight-to-series, eight-episode first season of the gritty 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.”

Flint, the most brilliant and feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name of John Silver, who has stolen a map to a Spanish Treasure galleon that Flint is after. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight against the British Royal Navy 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.

Luke Arnold (“McLeod’s Daughters,” “Rush,” Broken Hill) will star as the classic character, “John Silver,” in the years before his well-known feats. Toby Stephens will be featured as the rival pirate captain to “Captain Charles Vane,” played by Zach McGowan (“Shameless”). Hannah New (“El Tiempo Entre Costuras,” Fuga De Cerebros 2,Maleficent) will be stepping into the role of “Eleanor Guthrie,” a beautiful and determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence. Jessica Parker Kennedy (“Max,” “The Secret Circle,” 50/50, In Time) has been cast in the role of “Max,” a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence.

“Black Sails” will be 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 is created by showrunner and executive producer Jon

Steinberg (creator “Jericho,” “Human Target”) and co-executive producer Robert Levine (“Touch”). Neil Marshall (The Descent, “Game of Thrones”) is on board to direct the first episode.


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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 17/4/2013 4:21:16 PM   
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And the trailer is here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVaQE6KHGHM&feature=youtu.be

Looks like standard Starz fare. Blood. Boobs. Most likely creative cursing...

The fact that Neil Marshall is directing the pilot intrigues me though.

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 17/4/2013 6:26:27 PM   
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And the trailer is here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVaQE6KHGHM&feature=youtu.be

Looks like standard Starz fare. Blood. Boobs. Most likely creative cursing...

The fact that Neil Marshall is directing the pilot intrigues me though.

Colour me intrigued. Really like Toby Stephens, very underrated actor

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 19/4/2013 6:04:28 PM   
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That trailer is a good one. Looking forward to this now, only best part of a year to wait.....

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 10/6/2013 8:51:56 AM   
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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 29/1/2014 8:53:41 PM   
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Anyone seen this yet?
I havent, was just wondering on the consensus from the US airings

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 30/1/2014 2:28:05 PM   
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Anyone seen this yet?
I havent, was just wondering on the consensus from the US airings


Haven't seen it but I've heard it was Starz highest rated premier.

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 24/4/2014 7:29:30 PM   
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I've seen it and enjoyed it. Took a while to get going but was right into it till its short 1st season ended (8 eps). Hope there's a 2nd season.

You've never seen anything like it. Pirates of the Carribean with whores, violence and the C word. Good fun.

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 25/4/2014 8:44:09 AM   
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This looks great, mind blind buy the blu ray!

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 29/4/2014 10:23:57 AM   
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So the only legal way to watch this currently is through Amazon Instant?

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 29/4/2014 10:26:11 AM   
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I've seen it and enjoyed it. Took a while to get going but was right into it till its short 1st season ended (8 eps). Hope there's a 2nd season.

You've never seen anything like it. Pirates of the Carribean with whores, violence and the C word. Good fun.


Also, it's been renewed.

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 4/6/2014 1:22:51 PM   
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I binged on it for the last few days and finished it last night. It was very good indeed and I'm looking forward to Season 2 already. It certainly had the swearing and nudity levels you'd expect from the folk that brought you Spartacus but the intrigue and double crossing kept you gripped and calculating who would achieve their goal despite the actions of others. It also has the GofT style of 'wait! they can't kill X surely?!' to keep you on your toes

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 22/7/2014 8:52:34 PM   
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So the only legal way to watch this currently is through Amazon Instant?


Yep, but all you need to be is a Prime customer and you get it for free. Which, of course, also means that you sign up for the free trial, watch all the episodes and cancel the free trial - ta dah!

I've abso-bleedin-lutely loved Black Sails. Can't wait for next season.

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RE: Black Sails - Starz get in on the Swashbuckling! - 15/10/2014 8:05:28 AM   
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Finally watched this. Enjoyed it, it's nice having a main character that you don't know if you should be rooting for. Losts of mystery and intrigue. Great show.

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