The Golden Age Of Pirates Comes To TV

“Prime Suspect” creator, author and producer Lynda La Plante is developing the pirate drama series “Villains of All Nations” for Lionsgate TV reports Deadline.

The project is based on renowned historian Marcus Rediker’s book covering piracy in the 17th and 18th centuries and interpreting it with a modern and gritty edge.

The producers are aiming high, Lionsgate TV Group president Kevin Beggs says he wants to achieve a “‘Deadwood’ on the high seas sensibility”.

LaPlante will serve as executive producer along with Alexandra Milchan (“Street King”) and Alessandro Camon (“Thank You for Smoking”).