Starz’s ‘Black Sails’ Officially Ending With Season 4 in 2017
Starz is certainly transitioning to a stronger foothold in premium cable, to shift its major releases to Sunday, and garner major recognition with the likes of Outlander, American Gods and more, but will now cast off one of its former anchors. Pirate drama Black Sails will officially come to an end after Season 4, the network confirms.
Just one day after renewing Power for two full seasons, Starz confirms that a fourth season of Black Sails will close out the Treasure Island prequel for good, airing a ten-episode swan song in 2017. The series had previously already been renewed for a fourth year, while the updated synopsis reads thusly:
The 10-episode fourth season of the stand-out high seas drama returns in 2017, and finds our pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately, and destructively, it will fight back
Says co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg of the ending, which will “bring the epic pirate drama right to the shores of Treasure Island‘:
It’s a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we’ve enjoyed on this show over the last four years. While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn’t imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to Treasure Island. We’d like to thank Chris, Carmi and everyone at Starz for all their faith and support, and to our astounding cast and crew for joining us on this ride.
The network similarly opted to end Da Vinci’s Demons around this time last year, but will Season 4 be enough to wrap up Black Sails, and set up its literary sequel?