Michael Bay's Black Sails already renewed for season 2

News Louisa Mellor
28 Jul 2013 - 19:19

So confident in Michael Bays new pirate show is Starz, it's ordered a second season before the first one has even aired...

In the being-confident-in-things-charts, this is more or less in the 'bringing a personalised desk tidy to a job interview/a toothbrush on a first date' range. The public hasn't yet seen a single episode of Michael Bay's Black Sails, but nonetheless, Starz has already okayed a second season.

Promising to present a grittier, sexed-up version of the Pirates of the Caribbean crews, Black Sails is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, telling the story of Tony Stephens' Captain Flint and his meeting with Luke Arnold's John Silver (not yet bearer of the prefix, Long).

There are also rival captains, hot smuggler women, a tortured prostitute (fun) and more cannonballs than you could swash a buckle at. Please don't interrogate the imagery in that last sentence. It's almost certainly utter nonsense.

Watch a teaser for Black Sails, due to premiere on Starz in January 2014, below.

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