It looks like there will be no more raiding ships for Captain Flint, Long John Silver and rest of pirates after the end of this season.
The news broke out today from STARZ headquarters in Beverly Hills that the Emmy Award winning original series “Black Sails” will be airing its final ten episodes season in 2017.
“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.”
The first three seasons of Black Sails averaged 3.6 million multi-platform viewers per episode, and the series has been distributed in nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide. Black Sails has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards in 2014 for “Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role” and “Outstanding Sound Editing”. The show was also nominated for the 2016 GLAAD Awards for “Outstanding Drama Series”.
Black Sails is show take place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island” and follows the most feared pirate of the seas know as Captain Flint (played by Toby Stephens). Returning Cast members are Luke Arnold, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Tom Hopper, and Ray Stevenson.