The pay-cable channel Starz announced today that it has greenlighted another season of the drama series “Black Sails.” The pirate saga’s 10-episode third season was already set for 2016, and the new order extends the show to a fourth season. Production on season four is set to begin this fall in South Africa.
Toby Stephens stars in the series as Captain Flint, the most feared pirate of his day. The show is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive produced by Michael Bay.
Starz noted that the first two seasons of “Black Sails” averaged 4.5 million viewers an episode on multiple platforms. The series won two Emmys last year, for Outstanding Sound Editing and for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.