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Official Trailer for NBC’s ‘Crossbones’

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There is no shortage of period drama these days, nor, especially pirate tales. May 30, NBC premiere’s the latest high-seas adventure series, Crossbones. Starring John Malkovich as the legendary pirate Blackbeard, the series is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of  Santa Campana.crossbones, blackbeard, nbc

Blackbeard’s legend is the stuff of novels and odes, and the new series aims to dig deep into the notorious pirate, asking the viewer, is he pirate, leader, revolutionary or dreamer–or perhaps all of the above. For Blackbeard is Edward Teach, a man who rules over this small paradise, a “rogue nation of thieves, outlaws, and miscreant sailors,” according to NBC.

The series also stars Richard Coyle as Tom Lowe, an English surgeon-spy tasked with preventing Blackbeard from obtaining a long-sought-after device–the very first longitude chronometer. Such an instrument would change everything: from business and sea trade to society itself. 

Blackbeard, based on the book, The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodardwill navigate the murky nexus between being outlaw and hero. Who are the villains and who are the real good guys?

With the premiere a little more than a month away, please enjoy NBC’s official trailer:

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Barbara Barnett is publisher and executive editor of Blogcritics. Her first Historical Fantasy novel, The Apothecary's Curse is due out from Prometheus Books (Pyr Imprint) October 2016. A noted entertainment writer, Barbara is author of Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D.. She has contributed short stories to two anthologies, and chapters in a non-fiction book on spirituality and pregnancy. But Barbara writes on an everything from film to politics to technology to all things pop culture and spirituality.
  • bliffle

    I look forward to it.