The new trailer for Michael Bay’s ‘Black Sails’ features more cannons, more flintlocks, and more passion. Starz released the new trailer, keeping fresh the positive buzz it received following a Comic-Con screening of the first episode.
The show is produced by Michael Bay, with Jon Steinberg on board as showrunner. Steinberg told Entertainment Weekly in July that he hopes the show captures all of the adventure and intrigue of real-life pirates from this world.
Billed as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Black Sails’ is set on the high seas 20 years before Stevenson’s tale begins. The show will follow Captain Flint, played by Toby Stevens (‘Vexed’), as he fights for survival alongside his crew on New Providence Island. On the island, he will be joined by a young John Silver, played by Luke Arnold (‘Winners & Losers’).
The show already has so much confidence from Starz that they renewed it for a second season before its Jan. 2014 debut. The first season will run for eight episodes.
Like the first trailer, this one features plenty of action and sex. In addition, the trailer reveals the sizable scale of ‘Black Sails.’ We’ve seen this quite a bit lately, as television production values continue to grow.
Check out the video below. Does this newest ‘Black Sails’ trailer make you want to watch the premiere?