You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Stephens to topline ‘Black Sails’ for Starz

Michael Bay series set to launch in 2014 on pay cabler

Toby Stephens has been tabbed for the lead role of Capt. Flint in the upcoming Michael Bay series “Black Sails” for Starz.

Eight-episode series, which is expected to air in 2014, is a pirate-themed adventure project that is based 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island.”

London-born Stephens is mostly unknown to American auds. He appeared in the James Bond film “Die Another Day” and has a long history of starring in British television series as well as on the English legit stage. He’ll appear in the upcoming bigscreen pic “All Things to All Men,” opposite Gabriel Byrne and Rufus Sewell.

Bay will exec produce with Platinum Dunes shingle partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, as well as creator Jon Steinberg. Production will begin in Cape Town, South Africa later this year.

More TV

  • AMERICAN IDOL - "113 (Top 14)"

    'American Idol' Recap: The Final Fourteen Sing for America's First Vote

    Toby Stephens has been tabbed for the lead role of Capt. Flint in the upcoming Michael Bay series “Black Sails” for Starz. Eight-episode series, which is expected to air in 2014, is a pirate-themed adventure project that is based 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island.” London-born Stephens is mostly unknown […]

  • Westworld Season 2

    'Westworld' Recap: Enchantment Under the Sea

    Toby Stephens has been tabbed for the lead role of Capt. Flint in the upcoming Michael Bay series “Black Sails” for Starz. Eight-episode series, which is expected to air in 2014, is a pirate-themed adventure project that is based 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island.” London-born Stephens is mostly unknown […]

  • 'Sharp Objects' Trailer: Amy Adams Returns

    Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO's 'Sharp Objects' (WATCH)

    Toby Stephens has been tabbed for the lead role of Capt. Flint in the upcoming Michael Bay series “Black Sails” for Starz. Eight-episode series, which is expected to air in 2014, is a pirate-themed adventure project that is based 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island.” London-born Stephens is mostly unknown […]

  • Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama

    Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama Showcase

    Toby Stephens has been tabbed for the lead role of Capt. Flint in the upcoming Michael Bay series “Black Sails” for Starz. Eight-episode series, which is expected to air in 2014, is a pirate-themed adventure project that is based 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island.” London-born Stephens is mostly unknown […]

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    Toby Stephens has been tabbed for the lead role of Capt. Flint in the upcoming Michael Bay series “Black Sails” for Starz. Eight-episode series, which is expected to air in 2014, is a pirate-themed adventure project that is based 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island.” London-born Stephens is mostly unknown […]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    Toby Stephens has been tabbed for the lead role of Capt. Flint in the upcoming Michael Bay series “Black Sails” for Starz. Eight-episode series, which is expected to air in 2014, is a pirate-themed adventure project that is based 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island.” London-born Stephens is mostly unknown […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content