Black Sails is a scripted drama series on Starz which is a prequel to the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
It first aired in January 2014, with a new season airing every year. In July 2015, Starz said Season 4 would be its last — much to the disappointment of fans.
The cast included Toby Stephens as Captain Flint, Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, Luke Arnold as ‘Long’ John Silver, Zach McGowan as Charles Vane, Toby Schmitz as Jack Rackham, Clare Paget as Anne Bonny Luke Roberts as Woodes Rogers and Ray Stevenson as Edward Teach. Read more
Black Sails was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. It was created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine. The series won three Emmys, including Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2014.