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    Default Starz and Michael Bay Developing Pirate Series Black Sails

    Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht today announced the straight-to-series greenlight of "Black Sails" (working title) from executive producer Michael Bay. The new Starz Original series is expected to air in 2014. The eight-episode first season of the pirate adventure 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.

    "Starz is excited to be working with a visionary like Michael,'" said Albrecht. "Along with the high-octane action that is a hallmark of a Michael Bay production, it has the elements that Starz originals are striving to bring to the premium landscape: epic, larger than life, cinematic storytelling. The series is also a property we believe will appeal to the global content marketplace with broadcasters around the world."

    "I'm excited to branch out into television," says Michael Bay, the record-breaking director/producer of such big screen hits as "Transformers" and Bad Boys, "especially doing a long-form series for Starz, a network known for supporting cutting edge programming."

    Following the model of the "Spartacus" franchise and "Magic City," Starz will retain all domestic and international rights to the dramatic series, including television, home video, and digital.

    "Black Sails" will be executive produced by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The series is created by showrunner and executive producer Jon Steinberg (creator "Jericho," "Human Target") and co-executive producer Robert Levine ("Touch").

    The production is set to shoot at Cape Town Studios in Cape Town, South Africa later this year.

    Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=89869

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    Default Re: Starz and Michael Bay Developing Pirate Series Black Sails

    Here we go. First trailer:

    "From Executive Producer Michael Bay"






    I love pirate stories so I'm definitely in.
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    Thanks for sharing, looks awesome!

    If they do this right like how stuff really was going down back than it'll be super awesome to see IMO how gross or disturbing the things might be that they did back than.
    The two ladies in the vid. nice touch
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    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

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