April 17, 2013 10:49am PT by Philiana Ng
Starz Releases First Trailer for Michael Bay's Pirate Drama 'Black Sails' (Video)
Starz has released the first trailer for Michael Bay's pirate drama Black Sails.
Launching in 2014, the eight-episode first season follows Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men two 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.
The 90-second trailer gives a glimpse into just how expansive, action-packed and bloody the series will be. "Whoever arrives on our shores will be in for a most unwelcome surprise."
Zach McGowan, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Clara Paget co-star.
Black Sails is executive produced by Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. Creator Jon Steinberg serves as showrunner as well as executive producer, with Robert Levine as co-executive producer. Filming is underway in Cape Town, South Africa.