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JAN
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'Black Sails': Watch the First Episode of Michael Bay's Starz Pirate Drama (Video)

The period drama starring Toby Stephens officially premieres Jan. 25.

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Starz

A week before its series premiere, Starz has released the entire first episode of its new pirate drama Black Sails.

The eight-episode first season follows Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men 20 years before the story of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island takes place. Described as a brilliant and feared pirate captain, Flint takes on a fast-talking addition to his crew, John Silver (Luke Arnold). They fight for the survival of New Providence Island, an infamous criminal haven teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by ideals and brutality.

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Zach McGowan, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Clara Paget co-star.

Black Sails is executive produced by Michael BayBrad Fuller and Andrew Form. Creator Jon Steinberg serves as showrunner as well as executive producer, with Robert Levine as co-executive producer. 

The series, already renewed for a second season, hails from executive producer Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes shingle.

Black Sails will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. staring Jan. 25 on Starz. Watch the entire series premiere below.  

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