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May 30, NBC premiere's the latest high-seas adventure series, Crossbones, starring John Malkovich as the legendary pirate Blackbeard.

Official Trailer for NBC’s ‘Crossbones’

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:

You can follow Crossbones on Facebook, Twitter (#Crossbones), and Google+

 

 

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About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books.Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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One comment

  1. I look forward to it.