Black Sails: Starz picks up fourth and final season
Black Sails has its final heading.
The Treasure Island prequel series is set to bow out with its upcoming fourth season, which will chronicle the events directly leading up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, Starz announced Tuesday. The 10-episode final season will set sail in 2017.
Black Sails, created by Jonathan E. Steinberg (Jericho) and Robert Levine (Touch), debuted in 2014 as an origin story for the fearsome Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and other Island favorites. Its third season, which finished its run last spring, found the show’s infamous pirates inbroiled in a bloody war in the West Indies. The upcoming final season will pick up where the action left off and continue the narrative all the way up to the events of Treasure Island.
“It’s a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we’ve enjoyed on this show over the last four years. While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn’t imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to Treasure Island,” said Steinberg. “We’d like to thank Chris, Carmi and everyone at Starz for all their faith and support, and to our astounding cast and crew for joining us on this ride.”
Throughout its run, Black Sails has received acclaim and accolades for its visual effects and sound editing, also earning this year’s “Outstanding Drama Series” Award from GLAAD.
The fourth and final season of Black Sails docks in 2017 on Starz.