Ray Stevenson Is Blackbeard In “Sails”

Ray Stevenson has signed on to play Edward Teach, the notorious pirate Blackbeard, in the upcoming third season of Starz’s pirate drama “Black Sails”.

In the series, Blackbeard returns from a long absence to settle some unfinished business – but with so much having changed, he’ll disrupt some cemented alliances and form some new ones.

The series airs its second season finale this weekend and production is currently underway on the third season in Cape Town, South Africa for airing in the first quarter of next year. Stevenson joins a cast that includes Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Zach McGowan, Clara Paget and Toby Schmitz.

Starz has also released a brief 30-second feature showing some early filming on the third season, ending with a shot of Stevenson in costume.