How do you know TV is hot? Because the hot trend is to renew shows for additional seasons before the current season even airs. We saw it with Better Call Saul and Fear The Walking Dead, but the trendsetter here was Starz’s Black Sails, which was promised a season two before a single episode of season one aired.
What does any of that have to do with the price of rum in the 18th century? I’ll tell you what, mateys. Black Sails season 3 was amazing, that’s what.
Black Sails Season 3 Story
Here’s the official synopsis from Starz…
The ten-episode third season of the authentic high seas drama follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Ray Stevenson (Rome, Insurgent, Divergent) joins the cast as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ and Luke Roberts (Wolf Hall, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins as historic figure ‘Woodes Rogers.’
In the wake of the burning of Charles Town, all the New World lives in fear of Captain Flint. But when his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, it falls to John Silver to locate the man within the monster before it’s too late. Meanwhile, with Eleanor Guthrie in prison, Jack Rackham oversees a new Nassau, hoping to secure his legacy as a king among thieves.
All will be tested when a new threat arrives, one the pirates could never have anticipated. It knows them. It understands them. And in the blink of an eye, it will turn them against each other.
Black Sails Season 3 Episodes
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Black Sails Season 3 Trailers
Here’s a quick tease of Black Sails season 3 for you.
Check out some fresh new footage from Black Sails season 3. They’re calling this one a “spectacle reel.”
And you can catch up on season 2 with this recap video…
Want some further reading? We’ve got you covered.
Our pirate expert wrote about what to expect from the new season right here.
We have a look at the fictional and historical pirates of the series right here.
Since the show is based loosely on Treasure Island, we took a look at the similarities and differences.
Learn all about Anne Bonney and Jack Rackham with this article.
Did you know that you can watch Black Sails season 1 and 2 free and legal (no need for piracy here!) right here on Den of Geek? Well, you can! Click here to watch!
We interviewed Blackbeard himself, Ray Stevenson, about playing the most famous pirate of all time. Read it here!
Black Sails Season 3 Cast
In addition to the expected cast returning for Black Sails season 3, Ray Stevenson has joined the cast as Blackbeard and Luke Roberts will play Woodes Rogers. All we know about this version of Blackbeard is that he’s here “to settle some unfinished business. A great deal has changed during his absence, meaning he’ll have to disrupt some cemented alliances and challenge new ones,” (via Variety).
Here’s some more official cast info from Starz.
Black Sails stars Toby Stephens as the brilliant and unstoppable Captain Flint. Stephens is an accomplished film, television and stage actor, who will appear in the feature film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi directed by Michael Bay slated for release January 15, 2016, and is well-known for his role in Die Another Day. He starred in BBC’s Vexed and on stage in Noel Coward’s Private Lives, and his many film credits include Believe and Twelfth Night.
London-born Hannah New portrays Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who is now London’s most notorious convict. New starred in the miniseries, El Tiempo Entre Costuras (The Time Between Seams), the feature Fuga De Cerebros 2, and most recently in 2014’s Maleficent.
Luke Arnold portrays the classic character, John Silver, in the years before his well-known feats. Arnold has appeared in McLeod’s Daughters, Rush, and Rescue: Special Ops, as well as film, Broken Hill and most recently starred in the miniseries INXS: The Michael Hutchence Story.
Jessica Parker Kennedy is in the role of Max, a young prostitute with an eye towards advancement. Parker Kennedy is known for her work in the television series, The Secret Circle, and has appeared in the films 50/50 and In Time.
British actor Tom Hopper stars as Billy Bones of Treasure Island fame. Hopper is most well-known for his role as Sir Percival in Merlin and has recently appeared in Northmen – A Viking Saga.
Zach McGowan is featured as Captain Charles Vane, a rival pirate to Captain Flint. McGowan is most well-known for his role in the series Shameless and appeared last year in the feature film Dracula Untold.
We’ll let you know if there are any historical pirates or other new characters coming to Black Sails season 3 as we hear it.