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Starz Orders Fourth Season of 'Black Sails'

Starz has ordered a fourth season of the pirate drama "Black Sails" before its third season even weighs anchor.

It probably shouldn't come as a surprise, however, as the cable channel similarly gave early greenlights to the second and third seasons.

Created by Jonathan Steinberg and Robert Levine, "Black Sails" is set two decades before the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island," as the feared pirate Captain Flint, his crew and allies search for the ultimate prize, and fight for the survival of the criminal haven of New Providence Island.

Premiering in early 2016, the 10-episode Season 3 will see the addition of "Thor" and "Punisher: War Zone" actor Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard. Production of the fourth season will begin this fall in South Africa.

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