1st trailer for Black Sails TV series looks like Game of Thrones with pirates

So long, Spartacus and its hot gladiators in skimpy loincloths. Hello, Black Sails with its (no less hot, well, some of them, at least) pirates!

STARZ has released the first exciting sneak peek at its highly anticipated pirate drama Black Sails, an original series from executive producer Michael Bay.

The new show looks a bit like Game of Thrones (action + sexy times) but with pirates (which is also really cool) and is slated to air sometimes in 2014.

Here’s what STARZ has to say about the series:

The eight-episode first season of the pirate adventure centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) stars as Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.

Have a look:

Looks like a rollicking good ride to us! Arr, matey!

Black Sails stars Luke Arnold as John Silver, Zack McGowan as Captain Charles Vane, Toby Stephens as Captain Flint, Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max and Clara Paget as one of the most famous female pirates of all time, Anne Bonny.

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