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Starz is quickly becoming a great premium cable destination for adventure, with Da Vinci's Demons and Black Sails among their current series, and time travel period drama Outlander on deck to premiere this Summer. They also have 50 Cent's new drama Power lined up to premiere, giving subscribers much to anticipate as the warmer months approach. Starz teased all of the above in their latest preview, offering a glimpse of what 2014 is offering subscribers.
It would be easy to see this as a dicey proposition, but the nice thing about subscription cable is that after a showís initial airing, that program is readily available to the public, and in the case of Black Sails, a Saturday premiere date has absolutely paid off, bringing in millions of viewers across multiple platforms over the weekend.
Being a pirate is difficult, and not only because itís a tough living against the grain of society. Itís a tough world to live in because it has been built on unstable footing, where each man and woman is out for his or herself, where allegiances are hard won, and where the tides of fortune can change rather quickly.
Starz has put together a slew of videos to tide over fans. The latest of these is ďBlack Sails: A Closer Look,Ē a video that gives us a closer look at Toby Stephenís Captain Flint, as well as offers a few more snippets of footage from the new series
Starzís new drama Black Sails got a big advertising push at San Diego Comic-Con over the summer, with a giant ship replica and a screening of the first episode to explain why buzz was at an all-time high. The drama continued that advertising trend at New York Comic-Con, releasing a brand new trailer for the drama, which is set to premiere in 2014.
Ahoy mate, today is Thursday, September 19. In case ye be forgetting, the day is also Talk Like A Pirate Day. Iíve never been particularly fond of pirate lingo, so Iíll go ahead and cut that stuff out right now, but if you are a fan of pirates and pirate talk, you should definitely make sure to catch the new teaser for Starzís upcoming series Black Sails.
A movie could have tied up the matter of Tom Kaneís degenerative neurological disorder in the series quite neatly; unfortunately Albrecht says that a movie is no longer in the cards for the subscription cable network.
Starz is a big fan of showing early confidence in its programming. Magic City was notably renewed for a second season just before its premiere aired and Da Vinciís Demons earned a Season 2 renewal just after its premiere did well on the subscription cable network. This time around, Starz isnít even bothering to wait until close to release time to announce a renewal. If youíve been excited about the Michael Bay-produced Black Sails series, you should be pleased to learn that the show will be returning for Season 2.
Those who are able to get to the exclusive sneak preview of Starz's upcoming new series Black Sails are in for more than just a bit of pirate action. Starz announced this week that Emmy nominated Composer Bear McCreary will be delivering a special performance to kick off the screening on Thursday night.
We have until January to wait for Starz's new drama series Black Sails to make its debut, and it's just as well. With no Spartacus to look forward to anymore, Michael Bay's new pirate drama may do the trick in quenching our appetites for swords and sea, if not sand. Those who are attending Comic Con in San Diego this July won't have to wait until January to see the Black Sails series premiere if they attend the planned screening for the series.
Last month, Starz gave us a look at their upcoming new series Black Sails with the pirate drama's first trailer, and today, not only do we get an excellent new poster, but also a premiere date. Well, a premiere month, anyway. It looks like Michael Bay's Black Sails will fill Spartacus' shoes (or sandals, technically) in debuting in January, which was typically when the gladiator series premiered.
The final season of Spartacus gave us a small taste of the pirate life, but come 2014, Starz will be delivering a full drama dedicated to the sea-traveling treasure hunters. The first railer for Black Sails gives us a sampling of the adventure that awaits in Michael Bay's anticipated new series. As you might imagine, it includes sails, sex and swordplay, among other things.
Starzís upcoming new high seas adventure has cast its leading man. British actor Toby Stephens, who most recently appeared in the BBC series Vexed, has been tapped for the role of Captain Flint. Heís the feared and infamous pirate in Black Sails, the new series taking place two decades before the story told in the classic book Treasure Island.
Back in May we told you about Black Sails, a pirate series being exec produced for Starz by the one, the only Michael Bay. Black Sails isn't just any old pirate series, mind you; it's a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island. Now Starz can add another big name to the project, announcing that director Neil Marshall (The Descent) will be helming the pilot episode.
Starz has already picked up the project Ė which is currently rolling with the title Black Sails - to series and has given the upcoming project an eight episode-order for its initial run. The first seasonís plot will fall twenty years before the events in Treasure Island, when a young lad named John Silver joins the crew of one of the mightiest, most fearsome ships of the day, run by a survivalist captain known as Flint.