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[09/08/16 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look Teaser Trailer for the Fourth and Final Season of Hit Original Series "Black Sails"
The 10-episode fourth season of the stand-out high seas drama returns in 2017, and finds our pirates at war in the West Indies.

[07/20/16 - 10:30 AM]
Starz Sets a Course with the Fourth and Final Season of "Black Sails"
The 10-episode fourth season of the stand-out high seas drama returns in 2017, and finds our pirates at war in the West Indies.

[01/27/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 27
Updates include: Miranda Otto bound for FOX's "24: Legacy"; Virginia Madsen cast in "American Gothic" at CBS; and ABC adds dramas "Conviction," "Model Woman" to pilot roster.

[01/08/16 - 11:04 AM]
Video: Starz Releases Video Content from "Black Sails" and "Outlander," Premiere Date and Video from "The Girlfriend Experience"
Plus: check out the official key art image from the first Starz original movie "The Dresser" premiering in Summer 2016.

[11/03/15 - 10:37 AM]
Starz Sets Sail with the Third Season of "Black Sails" on Saturday, January 23rd
Season three opens in the wake of the destruction of Charles Town, where the world lives in fear of Captain Flint.

[10/01/15 - 10:37 AM]
Video: Starz Releases Official Season Three Trailer and Key Art for Hit Original Series "Black Sails"
"Black Sails" won two Emmy(R) Awards in 2014, for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, and Outstanding Sound Editing, and was recently renewed for a fourth season.

[07/31/15 - 11:19 AM]
Starz Orders Fourth Season of Hit Original Series "Black Sails"
The 10-episode third season of the authentic high seas drama series will roll out in 2016.

[03/24/15 - 11:21 AM]
Starz Adds the Infamous 'Blackbeard' to "Black Sails" Pirate Crew with Casting of Ray Stevenson for Series' Third Season
Starz also released a new behind-the-scenes 'first look' at season three which is currently in production in South Africa.

[01/09/15 - 04:19 PM]
Video: Starz Releases All New "Outlander," "Black Sails" & "Power" Video
The pay channel has released never-before-seen assets from its upcoming slate.

[10/11/14 - 09:41 AM]
Starz Orders Third Season of Hit Original Series "Black Sails"
The 10-episode second season of the authentic high sails drama series premieres January 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/02/14 - 12:03 PM]
Second Season of Starz Original Series "Black Sails" to Set Sail on Saturday, January 24th at 9PM ET/PT
The 10-episode second season of the authentic high sails drama series follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men.

[08/16/14 - 07:01 PM]
2014 Creative Arts Awards Emmy Winners List
"Saturday Night Live" took home five awards while "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," "Game of Thrones," "Sherlock: His Last Vow" and "True Detective" each nabbed four.

[08/11/14 - 03:28 PM]
Starz Original Series "Outlander" Romances Men and Women Alike
Starz spins the numbers for the series to date.

[07/10/14 - 07:37 AM]
Starz Receives a Network Record of 11 Emmy(R) Award Nominations
The network garnered one nomination in the Outstanding Miniseries category for its original miniseries, "The White Queen."

[01/30/14 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 30
Updates include: Timothy Omundson to round out the cast of ABC's "Galavant"; MTV gives series order to "Finding Carter"; and Lauren Iungerich, Emily Kapnek comedy pilots both get green lights from ABC.

[01/27/14 - 01:28 PM]
Starz Original Series "Black Sails" Takes the Flag - Strongest New Series Premiere in Starz History
Starz spins the numbers for Saturday, January 25.

[01/21/14 - 03:31 AM]
Starz Worldwide Distribution Expands Exclusive Licensing Distribution Deal for Starz Original Series, Movies and Other TV Content with Amedia in Russia, Georgia, CIS & The Baltics
The agreement also gives Amedia access to Starz Worldwide Distribution's future Starz original series over the lifetime of the agreement.

[11/20/13 - 12:33 PM]
Starz to Premiere "Black Sails" on Saturday, January 25 at 9PM ET/PT
The eight-episode series centers on the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island."

[10/24/13 - 08:29 AM]
Melissa Harper and Richter Hartig Promoted by Starz to Senior Vice Presidents for Original Programming Production
Each served in similar capacities at the vice president levels before the recent promotions.

[10/11/13 - 04:31 PM]
Video: Starz Debuts All-New "Black Sails" and "Da Vinci's Demons" Trailers from New York Comic Con
"Black Sails," from executive producer Michael Bay, will premiere in January; while "Da Vinci's Demons" will return in the spring.

[07/26/13 - 12:44 PM]
Starz Embarks on an Early Renewal for Second Season Order of the Original Series "Black Sails"
The production is set to begin on the 10-episode second season at Cape Town Studios in Cape Town, South Africa in November.

[07/26/13 - 12:42 PM]
Starz at TCA: No "Boss" Movie, "Incursion" Still in the Works
Plus: Chris Albrecht talks about the future of "Magic City" and what's ahead in 2014.

[07/19/13 - 06:34 AM]
Video: The Official Trailer for "Black Sails"
The upcoming Starz series made its world premiere at Comic-Con last night.

[07/15/13 - 12:05 PM]
Composer Bear Mccreary Joins Starz' "Black Sails," from Producer Michael Bay
Plus: Starz has added a special performance with McCreary to kick off the show's premiere screening Thursday night in San Diego.

[07/01/13 - 11:02 AM]
"Black Sails" Cast to Attend Comic-Con 2013
Zach McGowan, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Mark Ryan and Hakeem Kae-Kazim are among those slated to appear.

[06/20/13 - 12:12 PM]
Pirates Wanted! Starz Unfurls Fan-Only Sneak Peek Screening of "Black Sails" at Comic-Con
The first episode will be screened for fans only during Comic-Con 2013 on Thursday, July 18.

[05/07/13 - 09:04 AM]
Starz Unfurls "Black Sails" Key Art and Announces Premiere
The Michael Bay-executive produced drama will launch in January 2014.

[04/17/13 - 07:25 AM]
Video: Starz Makes Waves with First Look at the Michael Bay - Produced High-Seas Drama "Black Sails"
The pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island."

[01/05/13 - 12:11 PM]
Starz Entertainment and Michael Bay Start Production on "Black Sails"
The pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island."

[11/30/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 30
Updates include: Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin to return to AMC's "The Killing"; CBS reveals "NCIS: LA" planted spin-off roles; and Seth MacFarlane to guest on FOX's "The Simspons."

[11/15/12 - 10:16 AM]
New Casting Announcements for Upcoming Starz Original Series "Black Sails"
Luke Arnold and Zack McGowan will join the previously cast Toby Stephens and Hannah New.

[11/07/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 7
Updates include: Benjamin Walker is HBO's "The Missionary"; Alimi Ballard reports to TNT's "Trooper"; and Hannah New boards "Black Sails" at Starz.

[10/01/12 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 1
Updates include: Jessica Parker Kennedy joins Starz's "Black Sails"; Maia Mitchell, David Lambert cast in ABC Family's "The Fosters"; and Shonda Rhimes books two new projects at ABC.

[09/13/12 - 12:30 PM]
Starz Casts Toby Stephens in New Original Series "Black Sails"
He'll play Flint, "the most brilliant and feared captain of all the Golden Age pirates and commander of the pirate ship, Walrus."

[09/11/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 11
Updates include: USA lets cast options on "Common Law" expire; Tom Hopper first to be cast in Starz's "Black Sails"; and Bruno Heller lands pilot order for CBS's "The Advocates."

[08/28/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 28
Updates include: ABC orders pilot for Joss Whedon's Marvel Comics series; Neil Marshall to direct Starz's "Black Sails"; and Shawn Ryan, Eddie Murphy pitching "Beverly Hills Cop" series.

[08/28/12 - 10:12 AM]
Starz Entertainment Promotes Fernandez and Bailey To Senior Vice Presidents of Original Programming
Fernandez and Bailey will be taking the lead on overseeing new development and current productions.

[08/02/12 - 11:15 AM]
Starz at TCA: Albrecht Talks "Spartacus" Ending, Ballparks Premieres for New Originals
Plus: the executive on "Incursion," "Da Vinci's Demons," "Black Sails," "Marco Polo" and "Noir."

[05/03/12 - 10:34 AM]
Starz and Michael Bay Take to the High Seas for New Original Series "Black Sails"
The eight-episode series centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island."







BLACK SAILS (STARZ)
Returns in TBA 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/25/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2016/2017 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, July 2016) Starz announced today that the fourth season of the Emmy(R)-winning Original series "Black Sails" will bring fans to the heroic conclusion of the Treasure Island prequel. The 10-episode fourth season of the stand-out high seas drama returns in 2017, and finds our pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately, and destructively, it will fight back. "It's a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we've enjoyed on this show over the last four years. While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn't imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to Treasure Island," said series co-creator and executive producer Jonathan E. Steinberg. "We'd like to thank Chris, Carmi and everyone at Starz for all their faith and support, and to our astounding cast and crew for joining us on this ride." "Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, along with their crew and the phenomenal cast, have delivered a spectacular take on the most legendary pirate story in literature, and this final season will bring us to the shores of Treasure Island as was always intended," said Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik. "'Black Sails' has been a tremendous success; from the loyal fan following and strong viewership numbers to awards recognition and the skill of our world-class production in Cape Town, we could not be more proud of this very special series."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie
· Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max
· Luke Arnold as John Silver
· Zack McGowan as Captain Charles Vane
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
· Hakeem Kae Kazim as Mr. Scott
· Mark Ryan as Gates
· Toby Schmitz as Rackham
· Toby Stephens as Captain Flint
· Tom Hopper as Billy Bones
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Form as EP
· Brad Fuller as EP
· Jon Steinberg as CRTR/EP
· Michael Bay as EP
· Neil Marshall as DIR (Pilot)
· Robert Levine as CRTR/CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Platinum Dunes