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Michael Bay is producing a Treasure Island prequel series for Starz

May. 3, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Michael Bay and Starz will be unveiling a new television series entitled BLACK SAIL in 2014. The cable network ordered a full season of eight episodes for the pirate drama.

Michael Bay and Starz are going to go together like peanut butter and jelly. They both love three things: boobies, explosions, and action. The network has been the home to series SPARTACUS, TORCHWOOD, BOSS, and MAGIC CITY. All are very different genres but share the common thread of violence and nudity.

BLACK SAIL is being billed as a prequel to Treasure Island and is set twenty years before the book and follows a young John Silver when he joins the ranks of Captain Flint's rollicking band of pirates as they head to a pirate enclave, a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality,

So, much like SPARTACUS is a copy of 300 and MAGIC CITY is a copy of THE SOPRANOS and MAD MEN, I anticipate BLACK SAIL will be PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN with lots of naked ladies.

Extra Tidbit: SPARTACUS: Meh. BOSS: Very good. TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY: Decent. MAGIC CITY: I like it. You can't beat Jewish gangsters.
Source: Vulture

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5:36PM on 05/03/2012

Why bother?

I mean if you're going to set it twenty years before the story of Treasure Island, and only feature the character of a young John Silver making his way through the Pirate ranks.....why not just drop the "John Silver" part and make an original series with an original character?

Either way Bay is involved, so it'll be shit, because that's the rule.
I mean if you're going to set it twenty years before the story of Treasure Island, and only feature the character of a young John Silver making his way through the Pirate ranks.....why not just drop the "John Silver" part and make an original series with an original character?

Either way Bay is involved, so it'll be shit, because that's the rule.
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7:05PM on 05/03/2012
Michael Bay presents Treasure Island...

This time instead of eavesdropping on Long John Silver by hiding inside a barrel of apples, Jim Hawkins will hide inside a barrel of big-titted dead hookers.
Michael Bay presents Treasure Island...

This time instead of eavesdropping on Long John Silver by hiding inside a barrel of apples, Jim Hawkins will hide inside a barrel of big-titted dead hookers.
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7:23PM on 05/03/2012
I'm sorry but... Spartacus... "MEH"?

Literally.. it's a hell of a BLOODY SHOW! Sure there are other great shows e.g. Games of Thrones, Walking Dead which are also bloody fun but right now there's nothing on TV like Spartacus!

So just because it's a show with sword fighting and nudity then intermediately is the same as 300 and "MEH"? I believe the ratings tell a different story.

Actually I would say is closer to ROME, but that show ended quite some time now...

Reading your article
I'm sorry but... Spartacus... "MEH"?

Literally.. it's a hell of a BLOODY SHOW! Sure there are other great shows e.g. Games of Thrones, Walking Dead which are also bloody fun but right now there's nothing on TV like Spartacus!

So just because it's a show with sword fighting and nudity then intermediately is the same as 300 and "MEH"? I believe the ratings tell a different story.

Actually I would say is closer to ROME, but that show ended quite some time now...

Reading your article one can assume you are against violence and nudity on TV, so it's Lazytown for you then?
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9:11PM on 05/03/2012
I'm sure it'll only last 1 season, like Camelot.
I'm sure it'll only last 1 season, like Camelot.
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9:39PM on 05/03/2012

Oh....

Where are the aliens???
Where are the aliens???
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10:15PM on 05/03/2012
Spartcus meh!?!? More like your opinion is meh............
Spartcus meh!?!? More like your opinion is meh............
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2:25AM on 05/04/2012
why so much hate for this? Let me guess... cause of Michael Bay. The synopsis sounds cool to me, and he's just producing not directing.
why so much hate for this? Let me guess... cause of Michael Bay. The synopsis sounds cool to me, and he's just producing not directing.
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9:21AM on 05/04/2012
This sounds like it could very cool. Starz is great.

Spartacus Meh.....SPARTACUS MEH......
You're Meh.....sounds like you wouldn't know a great show if it came up and bit you on the ass....Spartacus Meh.....fuckin get real.
This sounds like it could very cool. Starz is great.

Spartacus Meh.....SPARTACUS MEH......
You're Meh.....sounds like you wouldn't know a great show if it came up and bit you on the ass....Spartacus Meh.....fuckin get real.
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1:46PM on 05/04/2012
Sorry fans of Spartacus but Alex is pretty right that Spartacus was meh. It was a show that couldn't decide if it was 300 or Rome.
As far as a prequel series to Treasure Island, I think it sounds dumb. I agree with whoever said just make it a standalone series without it being connected to Treasure Island.
Sorry fans of Spartacus but Alex is pretty right that Spartacus was meh. It was a show that couldn't decide if it was 300 or Rome.
As far as a prequel series to Treasure Island, I think it sounds dumb. I agree with whoever said just make it a standalone series without it being connected to Treasure Island.
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1:45PM on 05/05/2012
Michael Bay? Well, I'm sure everything will be very shiny atleast.
Michael Bay? Well, I'm sure everything will be very shiny atleast.
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