The pirate adventure premieres Jan. 25 on Starz
“Black Sails,” a Michael Bay-produced pirate drama, doesn't premiere until Saturday, but curious viewers can currently watch the first episode for free on YouTube, courtesy of Machinima.
Created by Jonathan E. Steinberg (“Human Target”), the new show is a prequel of sorts to “Treasure Island,” centering on Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his mentorship of a young John Silver (Luke Arnold).
The free preview (above) kicks off with a short behind-the-scenes featurette with Steinberg and the cast talking up the show set in the Bahamas, and then launches into an explosive opening sequence during which pirates attack an English vessel.
Starz is so confident that the show will be a success, the premium cable network has already ordered a second season.