Black Sails season 5
TV channel: Starz
Original release: January 25, 2014 – April 2, 2017
About TV show Black Sails season 5
Black Sails Plot
"Transformers" director Michael Bay produced a series about the adventures of the pirate captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his team, including the young John Silver (Luke Arnold), who is to write 20 years later as Long John Silver's story. The crew has to fight for their survival on the island of New Providence on which the greatest criminals of their time cavort.
In May 2012 the cable company Starz ordered the pirate series Black Sails without the creation of a serial pilot direct-to-series. Producer was Michael Bay. At the end of 2012 the main roles were co-starred with the well-known actors Toby Stephens, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper and Mark Ryan.
The first two seasons were shot at Cape Town Film Studios in Neath, Port Talbot and Cape Town. Even before the first season was broadcast, a ten-part second season was ordered in July 2013. The shooting for the second season started in November 2013.
Starz rented all four studio studios for production. For the film scenes in Nassau a complete scenery was built. Two special water tanks were built for the ship and beach scenes. The tank for the ship scenes captured five million liters of water and was up to five meters deep. It allowed the use of up to 40 meters long ship models and wave machines. The tank for the beaches included seven million liters of water. For the first season, two ship models were built in original size, one of them made up a complete ship, while the second consisted of only one shipyard. As the original ship of the pirate team is sunk by Captain Flint at the end of the first season, and Flint and his crew steal a Spanish war ship (galleon) at the beginning of the second season, a third ship was built for the second season.
In October 2014 Starz extended the series by a third season. In August 2015, before broadcasting the third season, Starz announced the order for the fourth and final season.
Black Sails season 5 release date
Black Sails is an American adventure series, developed by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine for the cable company Starz. A total of four seasons were shot. The first airing of the first episode in the United States took place on January 25, 2014 on the station Starz and was also (free) released on Youtube, the first broadcast of the last episode took place on 2 April 2017.