Toby Stephens Cast in Black Sails
Toby Stephens has landed the lead role of ‘Captain Flint’ in Starz’ pirate adventure series, Black Sails. Flint is described as the brilliant and feared pirate captain of the ship, Walrus.
Per the network: “Threatened with extinction on all sides, he and his crew fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality. Flint adds a young stranger to his crew who goes by the name John Silver and sets forth on a plan that could alter the course of history forever.”
The first season will consist of eight episodes and will be set 20 years prior to the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Produced by Michael Bay, Black Sails will be setting sail on the network in 2014.
Filming will take place at Cape Town Studios in Cape Town, South Africa this year.