TV News: Sails, ABC, Grove, Breathless, Blood

Black Sails
Starz has revealed that it will hold a fan-only sneak peek screening of the first episode of its Michael Bay-produced new pirate drama series “Black Sails” at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18th.

The story follows the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” The series itself goes to air January 2014.

ABC will hold presentations for their “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” series during next month’s Comic-Con.

Hemlock Grove
Netflix has ordered a second season of its original mystery series “Hemlock Grove”. Charles H. Eglee (“The Walking Dead,” “Dexter,” “The Shield”) is also coming onboard as an executive producer.

The second season will consist of ten episodes that will go into production later this year ahead of a 2014 debut. [Source: TVByTheNumbers]

Masterpiece and ITV Studios are set to co-produce the six-part drama “Breathless”. Jack Davenport, Iain Glen, Zoe Boyle and Natasha Little star.

The series is set in a busy gynecology unit in 1961, a time when abortion was still illegal, the contraceptive pill only just available to married women and moral codes were shifting.[Source: Deadline]