Black Sails Renewed, “Da Vinci” Goes All In

It was Starz’s turn Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour today where several major announcements about the premium cabler’s original series were made.

First up they’ve renewed their big-budget pirate drama “Black Sails” for a fourth season with that next batch of ten episodes set to begin production this Fall in South Africa ahead of a Q1 2017 airing.

The renewal comes as the show’s third season wraps production and goes to air in the first quarter of 2016 with Ray Stevenson joining this year in the role of Blackbeard.

Next up, the network has also revealed that they’ll follow the Netflix model with both their eight-episode ballet-themed limited series “Flesh and Bone,” and the ten-episode third and final season of their genre period action series “Da Vinci’s Demons” set to launch all at once.

Starz subscribers will be able to watch the entire season either through Starz Play or Starz On Demand starting from the premiere dates of the first episodes. “Da Vinci’s Demons” returns October 24th while “Flesh and Bone” premieres November 8th.

Source: Deadline