1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence Island is a lawless territory, controlled by history's most notorious pirate captains. The most feared is CAPTAIN FLINT.
As the British Navy returns to redeem their land and exterminate Flint and his crew, another side of him emerges. He allies himself with ELEANOR GUTHRIE, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure their survival.
Many opponents stand in their way: rival captains, jealous of Flint's power; Eleanor's ambitious and intrusive father; and a young sailor recently recruited onto Flint's crew, JOHN SILVER, who constantly undermines his captain's agenda.
Special Features: Black Sails: A Look Inside, Dress to Kill, Pirate Camp, Folklore Is Finished: Pirate Politics, A Place In History, Building the Behemoth
The highly anticipated pirate adventure, Black Sails, 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 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. Series to premiere January 25th, 2014 on Starz.