'Black Sails' Renewed for Ten Episode Second Season by Starz Months Before Its Premiere - Updated

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July 26th, 2013

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Update: Here is Starz press release about the renewal.

AMC has ordered two new dramas Halt & Catch Fire and Turn.


Black Sails, a priate drama which will premiere on Starz in January 2014, has already been renewed for a second season. The network's president Chris Albrecht announced the renewal at today's Starz TCA Panel, saying that the very early renewal was based in part on a positive response to the show at San Diego Comic-Con, where the network's promotional efforts included a full size pirate ship sailing through the water next to the convention center.

  • Matt

    Looking forward to this! Although early renewals can be hit or miss – to me I am more likely to check out a show that I know won’t be around for 6 episodes, get invested in it, and then have it get cancelled. This way at least if first season ratings aren’t good, at least Starz has a head start in a proper ending for the story in season two.

  • Joe

    The Comics Con is puke. as seen by this puke show.

  • FabioParme

    Another desperate Starz move to try to replace Spartacus. They already screwed things up with the early renewal of crappy ratings Da Vinci’s Demons.

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