FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“The best show you need to start watching”
– Boston Herald
LEGENDARY PIRATES FACE OFF IN
“BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON”
ON BLU-RAY™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ AND DVD NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Three-Disc Set Contains All 10 Episodes and over 40 Minutes of Special Features, including 10 minutes of new Exclusive Extras!
Beverly Hills, Calif., September 12, 2016 – Legendary pirates face off in the thrilling STARZ Original series “BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” arriving on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on November 8, 2016. The notorious raider Blackbeard arrives on the scene in the third season of “Black Sails,” as Captain Flint, Charles Vane, John Silver, and Jack Rackham vie for control of Nassau. The Emmy® Award-winning series, executive produced by Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, 13 Hours, Pearl Harbor), and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Purge, and Ouija franchises) along with executive producers Jonathan E. Steinberg (“Human Target”), Chris Symes (Hellboy II), Robert Levine (“Touch”) and Dan Shotz (“Jericho”), explores the drama and adventure in the lives of some of the most famous fictional and historical pirates about twenty years prior to the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.”
Season Three of “Black Sails” begins in the wake of the burning of Charles Town. All the New World lives in fear of Captain Flint. When his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, and new threats emerge to challenge his supremacy, it falls to John Silver to locate the man within the monster, before Flint’s war against the world consumes them all. Meanwhile, on the pirate island of Nassau, it’s a new day. With Eleanor Guthrie facing judgment in London, Jack Rackham sits atop a fortune in Spanish gold, hoping to secure his legacy as a king among thieves. To do so, he’ll have to compete with the return of one of history’s most notorious captains, who holds a different vision for their home, as well as a complicated past with Rackham’s chief ally, Captain Charles Vane. All will be tested when a new opponent arrives to claim Nassau, one the pirates could never have anticipated. It knows them. It understands them. And in the blink of an eye, it will do the one thing they never thought possible…turn them against each other.
“BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” will be available on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on November 8, 2016 for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and $49.98 respectively. The DVD and Blu-ray will have over 40 minutes of special features including 10 minutes of new exclusive content!
? “Black Sails” Season Two Recap
? Blackbeard: An 18th Century Pirate
? The Storm
? A Pirate’s Last Words
? Woodes Rogers
? Inside the World of Black Sails
“Black Sails” stars Toby Stephens as the brilliant and unstoppable ‘Captain Flint.’ Stephens is an accomplished film, television and stage actor, who appeared in the feature film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi directed by Michael Bay and released in January 2016, and is well-known for his role in Die Another Day. He starred in BBC’s “Vexed” and on stage in “Noel Coward’s Private Lives,” and his many film credits include Believe and Twelfth Night. London-born Hannah New, who portrays ‘Eleanor Guthrie,’ starred in the miniseries, "El Tiempo Entre Costuras (The Time Between Seams)" and most recently in 2014’s Maleficent. Luke Arnold, who portrays the classic character ‘John Silver’ in the years before his well-known feats, has appeared in “McLeod's Daughters,” “Rush,” and most recently starred in the miniseries “INXS: The Michael Hutchence Story.” Jessica Parker Kennedy, who plays ‘Max,’ a former prostitute with an eye towards advancement, is known for her work in the television series, “The Secret Circle,” and has appeared in the films 50/50 and In Time. British actor Tom Hopper, who portrays ‘Billy Bones’ of “Treasure Island” fame, is most well-known for his role as ‘Sir Percival’ in “Merlin” and appeared in Northmen – A Viking Saga. Zach McGowan is featured as ‘Captain Charles Vane,’ a rival pirate to Captain Flint. McGowan is most well-known for his roles in the series “Shameless” and “The 100.” Ray Stevenson, known for his roles in “Rome,” Insurgent, and Divergent, joins the cast in season three as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ along with Luke Roberts (“Holby City,” “Game of Thrones”) who is cast as ‘Woodes Rogers.’
The first three seasons of “Black Sails” averaged 4.5 million multi-platform viewers per episode* and the series is distributed in over 175 countries and territories worldwide. A fourth and final season of “Black Sails” is currently in production and premieres in January 2017 on Starz.
*Multiplatform results based on Starz internal estimates of linear and time shifted results from Nielsen (NPower), Rentrak (On Demand Essentials) and internal broadband data.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and Entertainment Studios, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif., Anchor Bay Entertainment ( www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), www.starz.com. The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.0 million subscribers in the United States as of March 31, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 32.4 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming. The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions. In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales.
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