Yo ho yo ho it's a pirate's life for free! In advance of the January 25 premiere of Black Sails, Starz has decided to post the first episode of the swashbuckling drama online for free. So grab a bottle of rum, teach your parrot to say, "Gimme some booty!," and watch the
pirate pilot episode embedded below. (Of course, if you want to see it with the sex and the curse words, you're going to have to pony up for a Starz subscription.)
Black Sails follows the pirate Captain Flint as he brings on a new matey and sails the seas of the Caribbean, a-plundering and a-pillaging. The drama stars Toby Stephens, Hannah New, and Luke Arnold, and Michael Bay is a producer, so the over/under on big explosions is 483.
This could be the beginning of a pirate trend on television; in addition to Starz's Black Sails, NBC will air Crossbones sometime later this year.
AIRED ON 3/15/2014
Season 1 : Episode 8