Robert Levine and Jonathan E. Steinberg tell TheWrap why the show goes against conventional expectations
Pirate drama draws more than 2.6 million viewers over multiple airings
The "Treasure Island" prequel takes itself seriously as it spices things up with violence, sex and nudity
The pirate adventure premieres Jan. 25 on Starz
Show will debut in advance of cable premiere
TCA 2014: "When it comes to sex, we wanted to make sure that it feels real," executive producer says
TCA 2014: Chris Albrecht also explained why "Black Sails" was renewed ahead of airing
Starz CEO Chris Abrecht also says it picked up BBC mini "Dancing on the Edge"
The star of the upcoming adventure drama pillages the fan festival
The pirate drama will premiere in January 2014 on the premium cable channel
Series from "Transformers" boss Michael Bay will be a small-screen prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island"