The end is about to begin in the fourth and final season of the Starz series “Black Sails.” The prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island” may be taking its last bow, but not before capturing a massive war in the West Indies between the British settlers and pirates. A new trailer for the drama debuted at New York Comic Con, which shows that the shores of New Providence have never been bloodier.
“Right now, good men are not what the moment requires,” the trailer intones. “Right now, the time calls for dark men to do dark things.” Sounds like a good time.
Blasting cannons and battling ships follow, with John Silver (Luke Arnold), Eleanor (Hannah New), and Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) preparing for war. Confirming that the series will end with a bang, Flint says, “We came here not just to expel England, but to defeat them.”
The Emmy Award-winning series was created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and is executive produced by Steinberg, Levine, Michael Bay, and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, as well as Chris Symes, Brad Caleb Kane, and Dan Shotz.
Premiering in 2014, the drama’s first three seasons averaged 3.6 million multi-platform viewers per episode, according to Nielsen and Rentrak. The show also received a handful of Emmy nominations, winning Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects this year.
“Black Sails” returns Sunday, January 29, 2017 on Starz.