After three spectacular seasons, STARZ's brings its thrilling, gritty and poignantly complex period drama, Black Sails to an end after only four seasons. Last night STARZ released its first teaser trailer which was only marked with ominous words; calmly utter by Captain Flint, "the time call's for dark men, to do dark things...Do not be afraid to lead them to it."
The teaser hints the series will pick-off right where it left off―for the fight for Nassau and freedom from the Crown. Or is it? Last season's entry of the newly appointed Governor of Nassau, Woodes Rodgers marked a significant shift towards ending the lawlessness that has governed for years. His arrival struck a line of demarcation of which the series couldn’t possibly return. And so, the fight for Nassau rages on.
The only question is how these wide range of characters, especially the complex-revenge hungry Captain Flint (portrayed by the excellent Toby Stephens) will meet either redemption or their demise. Flint's thirsty quest for revenge by manipulating and Machiavellian tactics have served him well thus far. Yet will Flint's relentless quest provide a satisfactory resolution that will be believable and true to his character? Can he truly find a modicum of peace after all the sacrifice and bloodshed? Will Eleanor realize that Vane spoke the truth and have "a come to Jesus" moment? (If I had to guess, hubris will be her downfall―if nothing else.) Will Silver be able to maintain perspective in preserving the crews’ well-being instead of backing Flint's dictates? Even if it means going toe-to-toe with Flint himself?
The series is set against the backdrop of the Golden Age of Piracy and follows the life and interactions of the most feared pirate of the time—Captain Flint. The show serves as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and set twenty years prior to the events of the novel.
Only way to find out is by tuning in to Starz when it airs it final season in January 2017.
"STARZ’S Black Sails: Goes Out with a Bang!" was written by Maria Sumoza.
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