Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 25, 2014
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Starz TV Network
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Black Sails

Set up as a twenty-year prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book Treasure Island, Black Sails will follow the adventures of cutthroat Captain Flint and his crew of brutal buccaneers, whose ways have led them to the brink of extinction. Flint is forced to seek sanctuary on the pirate paradise New Providence Island, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and stunning brutality.

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04x10 XXXVIII Aired: Apr. 02, 2017

Flint makes a final push to topple England; Silver seals his fate; Rackham confronts Rogers; Nassau is changed forever. (Series Finale)

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The show had 4 seasons and 40 episodes air between 2014 and 2017.

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Black Sails To End After Season 4

Starz announced today that the upcoming fourth season of Black Sailswill be its last. The adventure drama, which was renewed for Season 4 back in 2015, is set to return with its final 10 episodes in 2017.
Black Sails will end as the first Starz original series to reach four seasons. The show has averaged a healthy 3.6 million viewers across multiple platforms through its first three years on the air, and also picked up two Emmy Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role as well as Outstanding Sound Editing.

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  • SPOILER: In real life, Charles Vane was hanged in Port Royal, not Nassau.
  • The musical instrument heard in the opening credits and through much of the soundtrack is a hurdy gurdy. The hurdy gurdy is bowed stringed instrument, like a violin, but the bow is a rosined…
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    The musical instrument heard in the opening credits and through much of the soundtrack is a hurdy gurdy. The hurdy gurdy is bowed stringed instrument, like a violin, but the bow is a rosined wooden wheel that is turned by a crank. There can be anywhere from three to six strings with some of the strings acting as drone strings. That is what makes the buzzing sound. The hurdy gurdy dates as far back as the Middle Ages.
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  • SPOILER: The keener eared viewer would have noticed that the traditional English melody 'The Parson's Farewell' had become a bit of a signature tune for the series. Just as Flint is seen…
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    SPOILER: The keener eared viewer would have noticed that the traditional English melody 'The Parson's Farewell' had become a bit of a signature tune for the series. Just as Flint is seen setting sail for the Urca and Gates agrees to let the crew kill him after they take it, the music launches into a heavy rock rendition.
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