Black Sails (2014–2017)
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Flint and his crew wage war against the world; Eleanor is offered clemency; Vane takes issue with Rackham's methods; one of Nassau's most notorious individuals returns.


Alik Sakharov


Jonathan E. Steinberg (created by), Robert Levine (created by) | 5 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Stephens ... Captain Flint
Hannah New ... Eleanor Guthrie
Luke Arnold ... John Silver
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Max
Tom Hopper ... Billy Bones
Zach McGowan ... Captain Charles Vane
Toby Schmitz ... Rackham
Clara Paget ... Anne Bonny
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Mr. Scott
Louise Barnes ... Miranda Barlow
Luke Roberts ... Woodes Rogers
Ray Stevenson ... Blackbeard
Patrick Lyster ... Captain Benjamin Hornigold
Roland Reed Roland Reed ... Dufresne
Craig Jackson ... Featherstone




Flint and his crew wage war against the world; Eleanor is offered clemency; Vane takes issue with Rackham's methods; one of Nassau's most notorious individuals returns.

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Adventure | Drama


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Billy Bones remarks that the ship could have been sailed with a few dozen men and Captain Flint corrects him by saying "less". Since men can be enumerated, he should have said "fewer". See more »


Tom: [Tom and his two brothers are confronting Blackbeard, who they know as Drummond] Are you calling my sister a liar?
Blackbeard: Well. You're here. I can think of at least three lies she must have told you to bring that about. First, I imagine she told you that I retired from a prosperous trade to settle with her here. What she likely did not mention is that trade was high seas piracy. Second, that my name is Drummond. But when I plied that trade, I was called Teach. And third, clearly she led you to believe ...
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Theme From Black Sails
Written by Bear McCreary
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Good Yarn, Not Historically Accurate
20 February 2017 | by ptaylawSee all my reviews

Although many of the characters are based on real pirates, they are not portrayed with historical accuracy. In real life most pirates had short careers and ended up hanging from the gibbet. The Black Sails pirates have an intellectual quality interspersed with violent tendencies and stimulating intrigue. Teach is a real genius. Ann Bonny is a supreme female fighter with sensitive feelings. Rackham, Flint and Silver have complicated discussions about the rights of pirates and their capacity to control Nassau. Eleanor Guthrie and the other women are beauties with sparkling white teeth and clean hair. The English soldiers are the Nazis of the 18th century and can be cut down by the dozen.

The reality is that pirate control of Nassau was short lived from 1713 to 1718 and when the real life Woodes Rogers arrived he kicked their ass and the British ruled the Bahamas for over 250 years. It's a good story, well-photographed and directed but it would be nice if it was a bit more historically accurate. Pirates were cold blooded killers not heroes.

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23 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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