Your Next Box Set: Black Sails
On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings binge-watching? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending a series that will swallow up your whole life until you finish the last episode.
This week we've picked Starz high profile project Black Sails...
What is it?
A swashbuckling series – some set in the Bahamas and some set in England - which packs a whole more punch than the first season. Much more. Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) is still shipwrecked and getting himself into trouble and figuring out where to go next.
Picking up where it was left off in the first season his crew is still stranded and Flint needs an inspirational plan. John Silver – played by Luke Arnold – becomes Flint’s biggest asset.
Unlikely pair, Flint and Silver scheme together in Nassau, while far away in England people are fighting for their lives, scrounging off each other to survive.
Director Steve Boyum introduces a new villain – New Low - for a refreshing, action-packed boost bursting into Season 2 offering us an escape in this period drama.
Who’s in it?
Apart from Stephens and Arnold - Hannah New, plays Eleanor Guthrie who is in attempts to hold her livelihood together but Low – played by Tadgh Murphy – may end up taking what isn’t his. A lot of the time. Dracula Untold actor, Zach McGowan plays Captain Charles Vane, while Jessica Parker Kennedy plays convincing French woman Max and Toby Schmitz plays Rackham.
Why should I watch it?
If you’re a fan of gory action and pirate plotting filled with the baddest villains on our screens, some big cannons and sword play then arrr, feast your eyes on this. With one slow-starting first season this offers 10 episodes with much more drama from the get go.
Describe the show in three words…
Anticipating, blood-filled, piracy.
Watch the second season’s trailer here…
Black Sails – Season 2 is available to purchase now.