Starz has given a direct-to-series order to a new pirate drama from executive producer Michael Bay, the network announced today. The show is a Treasure Island prequel, currently titled Black Sail, and is set twenty years before the book. The series will premiere in 2014 and follows a young John Silver when he joins the ranks of Captain Flint’s rollicking band of pirates as they head to a pirate enclave, a “debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality,” according to Starz. In other words: Breasts ahoy!
OSAKA, JAPAN - JULY 16: Michael Bay during the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” stage greeting at Osaka Station City Cinema on July 16, 2011 in Osaka, Japan. The film will open on July 29 in Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) Photo: Koki Nagahama/2011 Getty Images for Paramount Pictures