One of many pirate themed series on the horizon Black Sails is a pre-quel to Robert Louis Stevensons classic tale Treasure Island. The series is set 20 years prior to the novel and follows Captain Flint and his men as they fight to avoid authorities on the notorious New Providence Island, a haven for criminals, prostitutes, and con men.
The 8 episode series is set to be shot in South Africa at Cape Town Studios under the direction of Neil Marshall; The Descent and Centurion. Most recently he lent his skills to directing The Game of Thrones episode entitled 'Black Water.'
The series is expected to premiere in 2014.