Pull up the anchor and batten down the hatches as Starz has set the Black Sails Season 2 premiere date for not too long from now. The first official imagery from the new season can be seen above.
The first of 10 all-new episodes of the Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes-executive produced pirate drama Black Sails will premiere Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9/8c exclusively on Starz. The additional nine episodes will air without break on each successive Saturday evening.
The Treasure Island prequel with its adult subject matter and gratuitous violence and nudity was a hit for Starz during its freshman season in early 2014. It averaged 5.3 million viewers per episode according to the cable network’s reported ratings. A second season was ordered in the summer of 2013, nearly six months before the series premiere, in an extreme vote of confidence by Starz for the franchise.
Here’s what Black Sails Season 2 will be about per the official Starz synopsis:
Season two begins where we left off; The Walrus crew is stranded, with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold. And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint (Toby Stephens) and Silver (Luke Arnold) must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. Meanwhile, Eleanor Guthrie (Hannah New) struggles to maintain her grip on Nassau, as a new breed of pirate arrives in the form of Ned Low (Tadgh Murphy), a man for whom violence isn’t just a tool – it’s a pastime. As blood is spilled, and tensions mount, Charles Vane (Zach McGowan) must decide which he values more: Eleanor’s life, or the respect of his men. And unbeknownst to all of them, a prize of immeasurable value has already been smuggled onto the island; one whose discovery will alter the very landscape of their world, and force everyone in Nassau toward the ultimate judgment: are they men, or are they monsters?