The new eight-episode series Black Sails doesn't debut on Starz until Saturday, January 25, but the network has released the full series premiere episode online. Toby Stephens stars as Flint, a dangerous pirate captain who takes on young John Silver (Luke Arnold) as the latest addition to his crew, as they try to survive in New Providence Island. Take a look at the full pilot episode before this series debuts next weekend.
Flint (Toby Stephens), the most brilliant and feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver (Luke Arnold). Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day - a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.
Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) and Luke Arnold (Broken Hill) are joined by Zach McGowan (Shameless) as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz (The Pacific) as Jack Rackham, Vane's right hand; Hannah New (Maleficent) as Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence; Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Strike Back, Hotel Rwanda) as Mr. Scott, Eleanor's retainer and right hand, Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Secret Circle, 50/50) as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence; Mark Ryan (Transformers, The Prestige) as Gates, Captain Flint's Quartermaster and most senior member of his crew, Clara Paget (Fast & Furious 6) as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (Merlin) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint's ship.