2nd Season started January 24th in the US, runs for 10 eps. Already been renewed for 3rd and 4th season. Amazon Prime Instant Video have the UK rights and will be releasing it on a weekly basis every Sunday i.e less than 24hrs after US showing. Final season starts 29th January.
1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence is a lawless island, controlled by history's most notorious pirate captains. The most feared - Captain Flint.
As the British Navy returns to redeem their land and exterminate Flint and his crew, another side of him emerges. Captain Flint aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure their survival.
Many opponents stand in their way: rival captains, jealous of Flint's power; Eleanor's ambitious and intrusive father; and a young sailor recently recruited onto Flint's crew, John Silver, who constantly undermines his captain's agenda.
Season 2 -
‘Black Sails': 10 things to remember before season 2 - http://www.hypable.com/black-sails-season-1-overview/
The real surprise is just how entertaining "Black Sails" is. This is often grand-scale entertainment, with pounding action sequences and sumptuous special effects -- a re-created London circa 1705, or the port of Nassau, where even the nonhuman rats can be seen scurrying through the streets. The stories are intricate enough to hold attention, but not too intricate. The action, which always supersedes the chatter, is the thing, and here it's something to see indeed.
BOTTOM LINE Starz has a bona fide hit -- averaging 5.3 million viewers per episode last season -- and it's easy to see why.
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv ... -1.9826495
Starz, though, knows the formula for these costume-heavy action dramas from experience with shows like “Spartacus” and “Camelot.” And that formula is executed with particular skill in “Black Sails,” thanks to some strong performances and an exploration of the consequences of greed that could have come out of modern-day Wall Street.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/arts/ ... ision&_r=0
Toby Stephens as Captain FlintHannah New as Eleanor
Luke Arnold as Long John SilverJessica Parker Kennedy as Max
Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane
Louise Barnes as Miranda Barlow
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Mark Ryan as Gates
Hakeem Kae Kazim as Mr. Scott
Dylan Skews as Logan
Tom Hopper as Billy Bones
Sean Michael as Richard Guthrie
Season 1 -
Started January 25th in the US, runs for 8 eps. Already been renewed for 2nd and 3rd season. No news for the UK yet.
The basically made an 8 hour movie and split it up into episodes and it makes Spartacus look like child's play.