Black Sails

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When a prize of immeasurable value is smuggled onto the island, the pirates of Nassau must face the ultimate judgment: are they men, or are they monsters?
Starring
Toby StephensHannah NewLuke Arnold
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DramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. IX
    January 24, 2015
    56min
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    Flint and Silver face judgment before the crew. Vane enjoys his new position on the island. Max confronts Bonny. Eleanor faces a new threat.
  2. 2. X
    January 31, 2015
    57min
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    Flint gives Dufresne some advice. Silver must make himself indispensable. Eleanor is asked to depose a captain. Rackham gets ambitious.
  3. 3. XI
    February 7, 2015
    56min
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    Flint faces a dilemma upon his return to Nassau. Eleanor needs help from an unlikely source. Rackham seeks to repair his reputation. Vane uncovers an unexpected prize.
  4. 4. XII
    February 14, 2015
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    Flint threatens Vane. Eleanor chooses a side. Rackham learns what Max is capable of. Silver reunites with an old friend.
  5. 5. XIII
    February 21, 2015
    54min
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    Miranda embarks on a journey to save the island. Eleanor opens old wounds. Rackham sniffs around a big secret. Vane must take matters into his own hands.
  6. 6. XIV
    February 28, 2015
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    Eleanor brokers a peace. Rackham learns the hard way. Flint breaks a promise. Bonny loses control.
  7. 7. XV
    March 7, 2015
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    Max cleans up after a massacre. News from the outside world changes everything for Flint and Silver. Eleanor risks her life for the sake of her future. Bonny faces a crossroads.
  8. 8. XVI
    March 14, 2015
    51min
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    Flint and Miranda prepare for the worst. Silver has his eyes opened. Eleanor discovers Max's secret. Vane makes his move.
  9. 9. XVII
    March 21, 2015
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    Flint and Miranda confront their past. Bonny declares her intents to Rackham. Vane takes a massive prize. Eleanor declares war.
  10. 10. XVIII
    March 28, 2015
    53min
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    An unlikely ally comes to Flint's aid. Vane's crew wants a change. Silver makes a sacrifice.
  11. 2010. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 201
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    January 1, 2015
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    Learn more about the second season premiere episode of Black Sails.
  12. 2020. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 202
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    January 1, 2015
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    Join the executive producers as they discuss the power of fear, and the arrival of the explosive Ned Low.
  13. 2030. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 203
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    January 1, 2015
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    Learn more about the choices that Eleanor must make, and the complexities of the character of Flint.
  14. 2040. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 204
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    January 1, 2015
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    Find out more about the complex relationships between Flint, Vane and Eleanor - and how that triangle could determine the fate of Nassau.
  15. 2050. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 205
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    January 1, 2015
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    Learn more about what drives Flint, and the dark secret that influences his actions.
  16. 2060. Black Sails: Inside The Ep 206
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    January 1, 2015
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    Flint is a man facing impossible choices - learn more about the decisions facing Vane, Eleanor and Flint.
  17. 2070. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 207
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    January 1, 2015
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    Go deeper into this pivotal episode, where the characters of Flint, Eleanor and Vane must confront who they are and what they truly want.
  18. 2080. Black Sails: Inside the Ep208
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    January 1, 2015
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    Learn more about Abigail, and how she discovers the truth behind stories she was told. Gain insight into Vane's battle with Eleanor and what that means for Nassau.
  19. 2090. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 209
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    January 1, 2015
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    Discover more about this searing episode - how Vane's actions draw a deadly line, and dig deeper into Flint's traumatic crossroads.
  20. 2100. Black Sails: Inside the Ep 210
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    January 1, 2015
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    Flint's attempts at reconciliation with civilization are fraught with peril - and get an inside scoop on season three from the creators of Black Sails.

Bonus (4)

  1. Bonus: Black Sails: Black Sails Season One Recap
    January 1, 2015
    2min
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    Catch up on the first season of Black Sails with this quick recap - and prepare for more action, more betrayals and ultimate judgment in season two of Black Sails.
  2. Bonus: Black Sails: Women
    January 1, 2015
    3min
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    In a world ruled by men, the women of Black Sails are serious about having a say in their future.
  3. Bonus: Judgement Trailer
    March 30, 2015
    2min
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    Get a look inside the second season of STARZ original series "Black Sails."
  4. Bonus: Expanding Worlds
    March 30, 2015
    3min
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    Explore how the worlds of "Black Sails" are expanding in the second season.

More details

Directors
Steve BoyumClark JohnsonStefan SchwartzAlik SakharovMichael NankinLukas Ettlin
Supporting actors
Jessica Parker KennedyTom HopperZach McGowanToby SchmitzClara PagetHakeem Kae-KazimSean Cameron MichaelLouise BarnesRupert Penry-Jones
Producers
Michael BayBrad FullerAndrew FormJonathan E. SteinbergChris SymesRobert LevineMichael Chernuchin
Season year
2015
Network
Jonathan E. Steinberg
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Elizabeth OhReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Black Sails
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I love maritime history, however I'm not real keen on Black Flags. I'm convinced the writers are all in their twenties and have a firm belief in using the most filthiest of foul language will be attractive and successful for their program. I found it distracting, like that fly buzzing around your head in the lunch room. And many scenes are just so incredibly long and drawn out you wonder, "...where the heck is this going?" On the other side, the settings, costumes, bloody battles are really neat! I think the actors put in huge amounts of time studying their characters, who were really people, and are excellent. And one more thing, if you're into graphic sex scenes this is the series for you. I believe good writing omits the graphic but leaves in just enough your for your imagination to fill in the 'blanks.' You'll either happily sail along with this series or not.
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M.L.Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well written. Beautifully staged. Great performances. Please put Season Three up quickly.
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I just finished watching the Second Season of Black Sails and I loved it. It isn't without it's flaws--the flashbacks got to be a bit much for me in the first episodes, but by the last episode where we learn why Flint's (past) violence against a single powerful Lord occurred, it was worth it. That flashback was particularly well done, probably because it was short. The writing is witty, often darkly humorous--which I love--and the acting is superb. Many of these actors are theater trained and yet they say so much with micro-expressions that there isn't a moment when one doesn't believe them. Toby Stephens as Flint is outstanding, although I'd like to see him laugh a bit. Zach McGowan as Vane is totally believable in his strength and his vulnerability, a rough combination to pull off well, but he does it expertly. Luke Arnold as Silver is funny and smart and filled with the kind of charisma that makes the viewer want to root for him. Tom Hopper, who I don't recall ever seeing before, has a quiet strength that he brings to the character of Billy Bones that I never remember jumping from the pages of Treasure Island--Hopper's wonderful and so is the character the writers have created for him. I haven't seen Hannah New in anything before, but I'll be looking for her now. She doesn't steal every scene she's in, I bet she's too good an actress for that, but she does make a statement when she's there. I love her character and her mixed and varied motivations. I especially like the chemistry she has with Zach McGowan's, Captain Vane and hope to see more of it in Season Three. I wasn't bothered by the love Flint has for either of the people he chose to love. I understand that graphic love scenes bother some, I simple wasn't bothered by any of them in this show. I think Starz does this particularly well. The Spartacus Series is another fine example--God's of the Arena is my favorite of that series. I'm looking forward to Season Three of this series and am finding myself cheering on the Black Flag! If sex and love between same sex couples bothers you, there are scenes depicting that in this series, and although they are well done, perhaps you should choose something else to watch.
10 people found this helpful
Willie GReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disc 1 will not load
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I purchased the entire series from Amazon. I was hooked on the series but when I went to view the second season, it would not load or play. I tested my bluray player to rule out problems with it. All the other disk in season 2 seems to be fine. Rather than returning the entire package I opted to purchase the second season as a stand alone product. Sadly the same problem with disc #1. I will not load and I cannot fast forward past the load screen. I think the manufacturer has a problem in the disk master and the subsequent products produced do not work with disk 1 or season 2. Frustrating!!! Again I verified it was not my player by loading and playing all the other included disks. I will attempt to return the second season I purchased. Has anyone else had this type problem?
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Rebekah WagenbachReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Season 2 blows Season 1 out of the water!
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I love where they take the characters this season. This season blows the last one out of the water and I loved the first one! It takes the viewer back to before Captain Flint was Captain Flint, and furthers the story of Long John Silver. And then of course one can't help but love the bad boy Charles Vane. I love how this show portrays the real historical characters and situations that actually existed and happened, and intertwines them with the fictional characters of Captain Flint and Long John Silver. I promise this 5 star review has nothing to do with my new crush on Zach McGowan.
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D. RobertsReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Back to the early 1700s, as seen through pirates' eyes
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GAME OF THRONES is a terrific series, but it is not the only ambitious, big-budget series that transports the viewer to another world. BLACK SAILS also takes us to a place we're not familiar with. In this case, it takes us back in time to the early 1700s in the Caribbean. It is a raw, savage place where pirates call the shots & take whatever they please. Civilization seems a world apart. Of course, even civilization is not bereft of the darker parts of human nature.

The show mixes historical pirates with fictional characters. In doing so, it does a superb job of laying out the character traits of these people who lived 300yrs ago. The casting is impeccable, but the one performance which stands-out is that of Zach McGowan as Captain Vane ~ a historical pirate. McGowan has an impressive, commanding screen presence and is very believable as a ruthless pirate. In short, he is one scary dude. Want to see what happens when bullies challenge other bullies? Watch this series!!

A difference between this season & Season 1 is that the present season gives us the backstory of Captain Flint, who is the main character (a fictional pirate). Like many pirates, he was a former officer in the British Navy. While some may find this to be far-fetched, this is actually historically consistent. A lot of pirates WERE former British officers who found themselves out-of-work after the war of Spanish succession.

There is no mystery as to who the audience of this series is. If you have an interest in the history of piracy, then this series is for you. If you even have a passing interest in the history of the New World, then this series is for you. If you want to see Hannah New, then this series is for you. If you want to see Hannah New strip down, then this series is for you. If you want to see HUGE special effects & sea battles, then this series is for you. Well, by now you get the idea!!
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J. DanielsonReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
An adult story that actually delivers adult entertainment
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Great story, excellent acting, and surprisingly good dialogue. This keeps you interested and fully engaged in the story. Almost every time you think you know what is coming, something else happens which looks impossible to overcome. Nearly every episode ends in a cliff hanger that compels you to watch the next episode. We have thoroughly enjoyed this production. This isn't Errol Flynn or Wallace Berry, but the sex and nudity are integral to the story line and are done fairly tastefully (just don't expect June Lockhart). This isn't for youngsters but is an adult story for adults, the sex and violence isn't overdone and isn't much more than regularly presented on broadcast TV.
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MicheleNYCReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Masterpiece
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How can a fantastic series get even better? Season 2 of this series ups the drama begun in the first season - particularly for Toby Stephens and Clara Paget. We are truly living in a golden age of television. Maybe it's because it's based on history, but this is the series we actually own and watch again and again for the glorious cinematography and production values, the acting talent, the intricate storytelling and strategy, the articulate and beautifully written dialogue, the ships and amazing battles, all the lush sets and costumes. For every viewing we even watch the entire opening credits for the gorgeous imagery and music by Bear McReary. Others have written that season 1 was slow, but we were hooked from the beginning - and each season is better than the one before.
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Texas RedheadReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This was a great series.
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I binged watched this series and I thought it was great. Fantastic characters and story lines. They took a bit of creative license with some of the characters like Blackbeard and Long John Silver but overall, it was a terrific series.
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