‘Black Sails’ to End After Season 4

Starz will conclude pirate adventure drama after 10 more episodes set to premiere next year

The upcoming fourth season of Starz’s “Black Sails” will be its last, the premium cable network announced Wednesday.

“Black Sails” was created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, and executive produced by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, as well as Chris Symes and Dan Shotz.

“It’s a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we’ve enjoyed on this show over the last four years. While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn’t imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to Treasure Island,” said Steinberg in a statement. “We’d like to thank Chris, Carmi and everyone at Starz for all their faith and support, and to our astounding cast and crew for joining us on this ride.”

The 10-episode third season of the high seas drama series, returning in 2017, follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.”

Season 4 finds our pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately, and destructively, it will fight back.