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ProgrammingKevin Perry

Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard in the new season of Black Sails.
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The third season of the Emmy award winning series “Black Sails,” will premiere Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s showcase.

The drama will air in Australia five days after its US premiere.

Season three opens in the wake of the destruction of Charles Town, where the world lives in fear of Captain Flint. When his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, it falls to John Silver to locate the man within the monster.  Meanwhile, with Eleanor Guthrie gone, Jack Rackham and Captain Charles Vane struggle to secure Nassau for the ages.

The ten-episode third season of the high seas drama follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Ray Stevenson (‘Rome,” Insurgent, Divergent) joins the cast as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ and Luke Roberts (“Wolf Hall,” Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) joins as historic figure ‘Woodes Rogers.’

In season three, all are tested when a new threat arrives in Nassau, one the pirates could never have anticipated.  It knows them.  It understands them. And in the blink of an eye, it will turn them against each other.