‘Black Sails’ Season 3 Trailer Teases the Battle for Nassau (Video)

Ray Stevenson makes his first appearance as Blackbeard on Starz pirate drama

Tensions continue to rise in Nassau as the first trailer for Season 3 of Starz’s “Black Sails” teases more swashbuckling adventure on the high seas.

Shifting alliances, turning tides and romantic escapades are also on the table as Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and the other pirates battle for control of the island they’ve established as their home base.

Season 3 will also introduce the most iconic pirate in history, Blackbeard, played here by Ray Stevenson.

Known as Edward Teach, Blackbeard returns to the island to settle some unfinished business. A great deal has changed during his absence, though, and he will have to disrupt cemented alliances and challenge new ones to achieve the impossible.

Stevenson joins returning “Black Sails” cast members Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Zach McGowan, Clara Paget and Toby Schmitz.

“Black Sails” returns for Season 3 in 2016, while production on Season 4 begins this fall in South Africa.