AceShowbiz - "Black Sails" was renewed for fourth season, Starz announced on Friday, July 31 at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, California. The season 4 renewal of the Emmy-winning series comes before the third season premiere.
The upcoming third season of "Black Sails", which takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island", will air in 2016 with ten episodes. It will welcome the iconic pirate Blackbeard played by Ray Stevenson. The production of the fourth season will begin this fall in South Africa.
Created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, and is exec produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Chris Symes and Dan Shotz, "Black Sails" won two Emmy Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, and Outstanding Sound Editing.
The first two seasons of the series, starring Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Tom Hopper, averaged 4.5 million multi-platform viewers per episode. It is distributed in over 175 countries and territories worldwide.