Black Sails

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The pirate adventure Black Sails centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island”. Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. 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.


  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Rating: 8.6 (97 votes)
  • Runtime: 55 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2014 - 2017
  • Episodes per season: 10
  • Network: Starz!


Black Sails - season 1

Season 1 (2014)

Rating: 7.4
Black Sails - season 2

Season 2 (2015)

Rating: 7.5
Black Sails - season 3

Season 3 (2016)

Rating: 7.8
Black Sails - season 4

Season 4 (2017)

Rating: 7.7

Characters and Actors

Toby Stephens as Captain Flint in Black Sails

Captain Flint

Actor: Toby Stephens
Also in: Lost in Space (2018)
Luke Arnold as John Silver in Black Sails

John Silver

Actor: Luke Arnold
Tom Hopper as Billy Bones in Black Sails

Billy Bones

Actor: Tom Hopper
Also in: Merlin
Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie in Black Sails

Eleanor Guthrie

Actor: Hannah New
Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Mr. Scott in Black Sails

Mr. Scott

Actor: Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny in Black Sails

Anne Bonny

Actor: Clara Paget
Toby Schmitz as Jack Rackham in Black Sails

Jack Rackham

Actor: Toby Schmitz
Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane in Black Sails

Captain Charles Vane

Mark Ryan as Hal Gates in Black Sails

Hal Gates

Actor: Mark Ryan
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max in Black Sails


Actor: Jessica Parker Kennedy
Also in: The Flash (2014)
Rupert Penry-Jones as Thomas Hamilton in Black Sails

Thomas Hamilton

Actor: Rupert Penry-Jones
Also in: The Strain
Luke Roberts as Woodes Rogers in Black Sails

Woodes Rogers

Actor: Luke Roberts
Also in: Ransom
Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard in Black Sails


Actor: Ray Stevenson
Also in: Dexter, Star Wars Rebels, Rellik, Rome
David Wilmot as Israel Hands in Black Sails

Israel Hands

Actor: David Wilmot
Also in: The Alienist
Zethu Dlomo as Madi in Black Sails


Actor: Zethu Dlomo
Louise Barnes as Miranda Barlow in Black Sails

Miranda Barlow

Actor: Louise Barnes