Wednesday , August 17 2022
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

A Jewish mother and (young 🙃) grandmother, Barbara Barnett is an author and professional Hazzan (Cantor). A member of the Conservative Movement's Cantors Assembly and the Jewish Renewal movement's clergy association OHALAH, the clergy association of the Jewish Renewal movement. In her other life, she is a critically acclaimed fantasy/science fiction author as well as the author of a non-fiction exploration of the TV series House, M.D. and contributor to the book Spiritual Pregnancy. She Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org).

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One comment

  1. I look forward to it.