Great news, “Black Sails” fans! Starz’s hit drama about danger and intrigue on the high seas is coming back for a third season, even though we haven’t even seen the second! The Hollywood Reporter states that the news of a third season comes three months in advance of the show’s second season.

Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said how exciting the second season of “Black Sails” will be for fans. “The incredible world that Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have created continues to unfold in season two,” said Zlotnik. “Flint’s [Toby Stephens] journey is riveting, and around him, Jon and Robert have woven an intricate web of conflict, betrayal and redemption for the other characters that we believe will keep fans of the show coming back for more.” Zlotnik also said how Starz believes the third season will “bring even more of the drama and lore that has made it a hit both in the US and internationally.”

Right now, the time is right to get caught up on the first season if you want to be a part of the “Black Sails” fandom. “Black Sails: The Complete First Season” will come to Blu-ray plus Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD Jan. 6, 2015. You can learn more about that upcoming release in our recent post. “Black Sails” comes back to Starz Jan. 24.

“Black Sails” focuses on the feared Captain Flint, who is fighting to survive amid the threat of the British Navy.

“1715. The Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean is at its apex. The former British colony of New Providence Island is now lawless territory, controlled by a few dozen of the most notorious pirate captains in history. The most feared among them is Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). But as the British Navy returns to these waters, and the threat of extinction looms, another side of Flint emerges. A man driven by deep, complicated, even romantic motives. He will ally himself with the beautiful Eleanor Guthrie (Hannah New), daughter of the local smuggling kingpin who turns the pirates’ loot into profits. Together, they forge a plan to hunt the ultimate prize, and by winning it, stave off reclamation of their home by a resurgent empire. Arrayed against them are a series of opponents: rival captains, jealous of Flint’s power; Eleanor’s father, whose ambitions for the island conflict with his daughter’s; and a young sailor, recently recruited onto Flint’s crew, who will somehow manage to constantly undermine his captain’s agenda. His name is John Silver (Luke Arnold).”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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