The release date for Black Sails season 4 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Black Sails season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Starz has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
About the series
Black Sails is an American drama and adventure television series created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine. The series originally premiered on Youtube and other online platforms and VOD services on January 18, 2014. The network debut followed a week later. Platinum Dunes, Quaker Moving Pictures and Film Afrika Worldwide are behind the production, Jonathan Steinberg, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form executive produce the show. The current third season debuted on Starz on January 23, 2016
Set up as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson`s Treasure Island, Black Sails takes place approximately 20 years before the events in the book. The adventures of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), the quintessential hero of The Golden Age of Piracy are portrayed in this compelling, visually appealing, tightly written, gory series.
Current season and chances of renewal
The renewal pattern for the series is rather unusual, as it was renewed for a second run six months prior to the first season premiere due to a positive fan reception at the San Diego Comic Con. Black Sails was renewed for the third and fourth season in the same manner, before the debut of previous seasons. The series has had mostly positive reviews, high scores on review aggregator websites and excellent ratings. For the first two seasons the series has averaged 4.5 million viewers per episode, the third season is also enjoying viewer support. Also, the renewal vs. cancelation intrigue is at this point removed, so we can just wait patiently for the imminent fourth season.
UPDATED July 21, 2016: Black Sails, the epic story that served as a prequel to the events of Treasure Island, has not been renewed past season 4, which has yet to air in 2017. The cancelation announcement has upset the numerous fans of the show, but co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg has stated that as difficult as the cancelation decision was, the end of the fourth season is a perfect place to end the story naturally. The upcoming season is set to contain 10 episodes and will chronicle the pirates` adventures as they fight in the West Indies. As unfortunate as the cancelation is, let`s look forward to the fourth season which is supposed to be the most exciting one yet.