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“Black Sails” Renewed for Third Season

Starz announced that its Emmy-winning Original series ‘Black Sails’ has been greenlit for a third season. The series is created by Jonathan Steinberg (‘Jericho,’ ‘Human Target’) and Robert Levine (‘Touch’) and executive produced by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, producers on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Purge. The ten-episode second season of the authentic high sails drama series, premiering January 24th, 2015 at 9 pm ET/PT on STARZ, follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic ‘Treasure Island.’

‘The incredible world that Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have created continues to unfold in season two. Flint’s journey is riveting, and around him, Jon and Robert have woven an intricate web of conflict, betrayal, and redemption for the other characters that we believe will keep fans of the show coming back for more,’ said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz. ‘We think that season three will bring even more of the drama and lore that has made it a hit both in the U.S. and internationally.’

‘Black Sails’ season one set a Starz viewership record for a debuting Starz Original series during its opening weekend in January 2014, established an average of 5.3 million viewers per episode*, and is distributed in about 130 countries and territories worldwide.


“Black Sails” Premieres January 25th!

“Black Sails,” the pirate drama from executive producer Michael Bay, will premiere on Jan. 25.

Although it is still two months from the premiere of the eight-episode first season, Starz has enough faith in it that production on a greenlighted second season begins this month in Cape Town, South Africa.

Toby Stephens stars as Capt. Flint, who takes on a brash young crew member named John Silver (Luke Arnold).

That’s right. This series is a prequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson classic “Treasure Island.”

The series takes place two decades before the events of the novel and recounts the pirates’ fight to preserve their island home, known as New Providence Island.

Zach McGowan, Hannah New and Jessica Parker Kennedy also star in the series, which was created by Jonathan Steinberg, who also created “Jericho.”


Jessica Parker Kennedy Boards ‘Black Sails’

The Secret Circle co-star Jessica Parker Kennedy is set to co-star opposite Toby Stephens in Starz’s upcoming pirate drama series Black Sails, executive produced by Michael Bay. The eight-episode series, created by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, is set 20 years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and chronicles the adventures of fabled buccaneer Captain Flint (Stephens) and his men. Kennedy, repped by Armada Partners, Gersh and Chad Christopher, will play the role of Max, a French prostitute with a cool swagger that matches her stunning beauty. She recently joined the cast of CW’s 90210 as a recurring.


Jessica lands role on 90210

“The Secret Circle” fans, we’ll start with the bad news: the show is still canceled. But there’s good news too! One of your favorite witches has relocated to a much more mortal zip code on The CW: Jessica Parker Kennedy has signed on for a recurring role on “90210.”

According to Deadline, Kennedy will play Megan, “a girl next door who tells her story in group therapy.”

Wonder which of the gang she’ll be in therapy with. Could it be Silver, who encounters Megan through all of her Braca gene activism? Or maybe it’s Dixon — assuming he survives his car accident (and we’re thinking he will). Perhaps she meets Annie in some sort of sibling support group.

Kennedy joins former “One Tree Hill” actress Lindsey McKeon in joining the CW show for Season 5. As Zap2it first reported, McKeon will first appear in Episode 3 as Suzanne, a mentor for Silver through all her Braca gene awareness activities.

“90210” premieres Monday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. on The CW.


“The Secret Circle” Canceled :(

Such sad news 🙁

Secret Circle season 2 not in the works, CW shockingly canceled it. Hey, Secret Circle fans. It is with great sadness that I have to deliver this news,but it’s true. TV Line dropped the news that CW has,indeed,canceled Secret Circle,so there will be no season 2,or any other season. I wish I was giving spoilers instead,but that is not the case.

They also axed hit show Ringer,and that one,won an award. What’s really insane, is they’ve given that awful show “Hart Of Dixie” a 2nd season,and I don’t think anybody watches that thing. Ok,maybe it has a few viewers,but only because Rachel Bilson is so freaking hot. Other than that,the story goes nowhere. Insane.

Anyways,on a good note, CW is renewing veteran shows: Gossip Girl, Nikita, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and 90210 for new seasons. They’re also filling their roster with a couple of new shows. One of them,seems interesting as it will have former Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk,starring in it. It’s called Beauty and the Beast. However,that plotline has been tried before. I don’t know. We’ll see. Stay tuned.

“The Secret Circle” Full Season Pickup!

The CW just gave full-season orders to The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie, meaning all three of the network’s new dramas will get 22 episodes (the network picked up Ringer a couple hours ago).

None of the shows have given The CW a new breakout hit. Of the two just picked up, Circle has fared better: With top-rated Vampire Diaries as a lead-in, Britt Robertson’s Circle has averaged 2.7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating, while Rachel Bilson’s Hart has averaged 1.8 million viewers and a 0.8. Here’s CW president Mark Pedowitz with his thoughts:

“We believe in the creative strength of these dramas, and by giving them back nine orders we can give our audience the chance to enjoy complete seasons of all three of them. With compelling storylines, engaging characters and tremendous buzz, we firmly believe that Hart of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle can become signature series for The CW, the kind of top-notch shows that are synonymous with our brand.”

The CW tends to develop a handful of dramas each year, pick a few to put on the air and then — unless the ratings utterly tank — stick with them for at least one season (the network is more aggressive about cutting reality shows, it cancelled H8R last week).