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Watch the First Episode of Black Sails a Week Before it Airs on Starz

This seems more like how pirates actually behaved.

Starz heard you kids like pirates, so they’re making the pirate series Black Sails. The show premieres January 25th, but if you can’t wait that long, you’ll be able to watch the first episode a week early on January 18th, thanks to our friends at Machinima. For now though, you can at least check out the trailer.

From what we’ve seen so far, this is a little more, uhm, adult, than some other recent depictions of pirates in the media. If Pirates of the Caribbean didn’t have enough sex or brutal violence you, than Black Sails is probably more your speed. It’s set twenty years before the events of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Treasure Island, and follow a younger John Silver as he joins up with a pirate crew.

Machinima promises to have a lot of bonus content as well, so if it turns out you’re a fan of the show you’ll probably want to head to their website.

(via Machinima, image via Black Sails)

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