Black Sails

Amazon buys Starz’ pirate series Black Sails

Amazon Prime Instant has taken UK rights to big-budget pirate drama Black Sails. The deal gives Amazon’s UK streaming service (fka Lovefilm) exclusive rights to the show, which is Starz in the US. The US premium cable net has commissioned a second series of the Black Sails, which stars Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) and […]

‘Mid East Netflix’ bags Black Sails, White Queen

Dubai-based VOD platform icflix has scored a major deal with Starz for titles including the upcoming pirate drama Black Sails and BBC period piece The White Queen. The hybrid SVOD/TVOD platform, which commentators have dubbed as the Middle East’s answer to Netflix, has also acquired the other Starz Original series, Magic City and Spartacus. The […]

The Magic runs out for Starz series

Starz has cancelled its original drama Magic City after two seasons. The series, which is set in Miami in the late 1950s, was one of the US premium cable network’s first original shows and debuted in March of last year. It was created by movie producer Mitch Glazer (Scrooged) who was also the showrunner. Starz […]

Black Sails plots course to MIPCOM

Starz’s new original pirate series Black Sails will hit the international market for the first time at MIPCOM in October. The series, which comes from Hollywood director Michael Bay and has already been renewed for a second season despite the first not even launching on cable yet, will be sold at the Palais by Starz […]

Starz pirate series sails to second season

Starz has greenlit a second run of its pirate series Black Sails – before the first season has even aired on the US premium cable network. The Michael Bay-produced drama will launch next January on Starz. The eight-episode first season of the authentic pirate adventure follows Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men, and takes […]

Shooting Starz

Starz has built a solid slate of original programmes in recent years with the Spartacus franchise a cornerstone. As that comes to an end the cable network is looking at ordering more contemporary stories as well as sci-fi to sit alongside its high-end historical drama. Managing director Carmi Zlotnik tells TBI about the original programming […]