Michael Bay has finally done something good! All kidding aside he is the executive producer for this Emmy Award-winning series. The story is about the most feared pirate of the day and the day is twenty years before the time of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Action and adventure on the high seas! What could be more fun?
Season one introduces the main characters and the style of storytelling. This is one of the many historically based series on television right now. We go back in time a couple of hundred years to the times of high seas drama and piracy. The action happening on solid ground is no less interesting with all the sex, intrigue and secrets. There is never a dull moment with plenty of plundering of treasure, killing and ravaging of women.
-Black Sails: An Inside Look
-Dressed to Kill
-Folklore is Finished
-A Place in History
-Building the Behemoth
The second season picks up where season one left off. Members of the crew of the Walrus are not able to get to the gold they have been after because they have the Spanish army standing in between them. Captain Flint (played by Toby Stephens) and John Silver (played by Luke Arnold) find themselves having to team up just to stay alive. Eleanor Guthrie (played by Hannah New) is doing her best to keep control of Nassau as it is threatened by a violent pirate named Ned Low (played by Tadgh Murphy). Without anyone knowing something of immense value has been smuggled onto and hidden on the island.
Special Features in this season are worth the price of admission as they are over an hour long. They include commentaries from cast and creators, behind the scenes stuff and a look at the special effects that won the series and Emmy in 2014.
Inside The World of Black Sails
The Man O’ War
High Seas Action