The true legend of Blackbeard will be hitting the small screen soon. Ten episodes of the new series Crossbones has been ordered by NBC and production is slated to begin this fall.
The announcement was made yesterday by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and the official description of the new action-adventure series from Luther creator Neil Cross was released as well. While there are no trailers or photos from Crossbones yet, we do have the official description for you below!
It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on earth – and a mounting threat to international commerce.
To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds – and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard’s rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness – a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.
So far we haven’t been able to find any casting news, but we’ll keep you posted as more news on Crossbones surfaces!