Starz Announces ‘Black Sails’ Season Three’s Premiere Date

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Toby Stephens in ‘Black Sails’ season 3 (Photo © 2016 Starz Entertainment, LLC)

Starz has set a January 23, 2016 premiere date for season three of the adventure series Black Sails. The third season will air on Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT, with Toby Stephens back as Captain Flint and Ray Stevenson joining the cast as Blackbeard. Luke Roberts also joins Black Sails playing Woodes Rogers.


Season three will consist of 10 new episodes, and filming is just about to get underway on season four of the pirate adventure series from Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine. Michael Bay executive produces along with Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Chris Symes, and Dan Shotz.

Black Sails averaged over 4.5 million viewers over its first two seasons and earned two Emmys in 2014.

The Black Sails Season Three Plot:

In season three, all are tested when a new threat arrives in Nassau, one the pirates could never have anticipated. It knows them. It understands them. And in the blink of an eye, it will turn them against each other.

Season three opens in the wake of the destruction of Charles Town, where the world lives in fear of Captain Flint. When his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, it falls to John Silver to locate the man within the monster. Meanwhile, with Eleanor Guthrie gone, Jack Rackham and Captain Charles Vane struggle to secure Nassau for the ages.