Black Sails is set to be dry docked after Season 4, Starz announced on Wednesday.
The 10-episode fourth season, premiering in 2017, finds the pirates at war in the West Indies. As such, the shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately — and destructively — it will fight back.
“It’s a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we’ve enjoyed on this show over the last four years,” series co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg said in a statement. “While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn’t imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to [the story of] Treasure Island.”
Said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik: “Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, along with their crew and the phenomenal cast, have delivered a spectacular take on the most legendary pirate story in literature, and this final season will bring us to the shores of Treasure Island as was always intended…. We could not be more proud of this very special series.”
Are you ready to say bon voyage to Black Sails?