Starz has announced that the upcoming fourth season of action drama “Black Sails,” the “Treasure Island” prequel, is now officially the final season.
“It’s a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we’ve enjoyed on this show over the last four years. While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn’t imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to Treasure Island,” said series co-creator and executive producer Jonathan E. Steinberg. “We’d like to thank Chris, Carmi and everyone at Starz for all their faith and support, and to our astounding cast and crew for joining us on this ride.”
“Black Sails,” which averaged 3.6 million viewers across all platforms in the first three seasons, takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). “Black Sails” is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg (“Jericho,” “Human Target”) and Robert Levine (“Touch”) and executive produced by Steinberg, Levine, Michael Bay (the “Transformers” franchise, “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor”), and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), as well as Chris Symes (“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”), Brad Caleb Kane (“Fringe”), and Dan Shotz (“Jericho”).
The fourth, and now final season of “Black Sails” is expected to launch in January 2017.