Starz is setting sail on another season of “Black Sails,” the premium cabler announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Season 4 renewal comes before the third season, which returns in 2016 with ten episodes. The fourth season of the pirate drama goes intro production in South Africa this fall.
“Black Sails” takes place 20 years before the tales of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Season 3 will welcome the iconic pirate Blackbeard, played by Ray Stevenson(pictured).
Airing on Saturdays, “Black Sails” kicked off its second season in January with 860,000 same-night viewers and concluded in March with 668,000 viewers. That finale total rose to about 1.2 million in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates.
“Black Sails” is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, and is exec produced by “Transformers” director Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Chris Symes and Dan Shotz.
Rick Kissell contributed to this report.
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