Taking place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book "Treasure Island," the drama follows feared pirate captain Flint ("Die Another Day's" Toby Stephens) and a new addition to his damned crew named John Silver (Luke Arnold, "The Pacific"). Together, they fight for the survival of the criminal refuge known as New Providence Island against the government.
The eight-episode first season is expected to air in 2014. "Black Sails" also stars Clara Paget and Hannah New.
The series was created by "Jericho" creator Jon Steinberg, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Robert Levine ("Touch") acting as co-executive producer.
"Black Sails" is currently shooting in Cape Town, South Africa.
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