Starz is finally preparing to launch the second season of its hit Treasure Island prequel, Black Sails. On Monday, the subscription cable network released a brand new poster for the new season, which is halfway a horrible reminder of the dread pirates face on the high seas and halfway something that looks as if it was pulled from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, a comparison Starz was probably hoping would not get made. Check it out, below.
As we’ve guessed for some time, Black Sails will be returning to the schedule at midseason. The poster notes a January 24, 2015 return date, which means Starz will air the series on Saturdays again during Season 2. The Michael Bay-produced drama did quite well for Starz, with the subscription cabler noting the show averaged 5.3 million total viewers an episode. Even without good numbers, Black Sails would still be hitting the schedule in 2015, as Starz actually went ahead and renewed the drama before Season 1 even premiered.
At the end of Season 1, Captain Flint and his crew were near achieving their goal of plundering the Urca de Lima for its riches. Instead, they ended up getting into a fight with some random boat crew without actually achieving their goal, although by the very end of the finale, they were closer than ever before. According to Starz, the series won’t do any time hopping heading into Season 2. Instead, the show will pick up right where it left off. Here’s the official Season 2 description for Flint and his crew.
Part of the charm of Black Sails is that it is partly set in the pirate port of Nassau, and follows a strong female lead as she holds down the fort and runs the day to day business on the island. Here’s what Eleanor Guthrie and her companions will be up to during Season 2.
I’m sure it will be a little while before Starz releases the actual trailer for Season 2, but for now that poster, the plot description and the earlier released teaser are plenty to mull over. Don’t forget to tune in when Black Sails returns to Starz on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9 p.m. EST.
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