A cleverly crafted tale of secrets, an intricacy of intrigues and deceit set in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy, Black Sails has the feared Captain James Flint (Toby Stephens, Law & Order: UK, Lewis) as protagonist. The restless leader of the pirate ship Walrus, he strives for an end. Captain Flint hunts the ultimate prize… a legendary and possibly mythical Spanish treasure ship L’Urca de Lima. He wants to use the riches to develop and protect the lawless pirate enclave of New Providence Island from being housebroken by the British Empire and its revived Navy. After knocking about the world, the extreme libertarian yearns to dock and settle down for life.
In order to reach his goal, our “hero” aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie (Hannah New, El barco, El tiempo entre costuras), the daughter of the local kingpin. James Flint hangs his hat on his loyal quartermaster Gates (Mark Ryan, Alias, Community) and the idealistic boatswain William “Bones” Manderly (Tom Hopper, Doctor Who, Merlin). As a matter of course, many opponents want to thwart their plans, namely a rival crew that is younger, more reckless and even more compelling than James Flint’s body of men, Richard Guthrie (Sean Michael, Crusoe, Invictus), Eleanor’s ambitious and intrusive father, and John Silver (Luke Arnold, The Elephant Princess, Winners & Losers), a young, sexy and scrappy sailor at the very beginning of his ill-fated pirating career, who hatches a dangerous plot with Max (Jessica Parker Kennedy, Smallville, V), a seductive, cunning and coolheaded prostitute.
This is no ordinary treasure hunt…
First Aired: January 25, 2014
Air Day: Saturday
Air Time: 9:00 PM
Runtime: 60 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama