If you do an internet search for the term “pirate”, you will in no doubt find an image of Johnny Depp in a tricorn with eyeliner. We have come to expect a romantic adventurer, a tale of romance filled with valiant, dashing pageantry. Jonathan E. Steinberg and Michael Bay aims to change all this by digging deeper into a world where the laws that exist are the laws unto the criminals themselves.
The tale of a Caribbean pirate is not what you expect and Black Sails changes your perception
“It’s a frontier story,” says Steinberg. “It’s a story about necessity, day-to-day survival, breaking down social conventions.”
Starz isn’t thinking small on this story. The set, built in Cape Town, incorporates a town, an ocean and several ancillary bodies of water, not to mention a couple of full-size pirate ships.
The tale of a Caribbean pirate is not what you expect and Black Sails changes your perception of what it was like to be a criminal on the frontier at sea.
What type of pirate would you find more entertaining, the gritty lawless criminal or the swashbuckling flamboyant romantic?
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