When I heard about this show coming to NBC I wasn't sure what the tone would be. Was NBC going to run with the same style and comedy of the Disney franchise PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN? Or was it going to be something a little more dramatic and serious? Well, I don't think serious begins to describe the flavor of this high seas adventure starring John Malkovich as Blackbeard. He may not be represented as the historical figure that you know, but he lookes like a ruthless and calculating leader in this series. And he's somebody that Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle) has been assigned to assassinate by his superiors England. From the trailer you can see that there is going to be a cat and mouse game between those two and all the other characters of the show. And who is the sister with the sword? She's Tracy Ifeachor playing Nenna and she looks like she'll be around for a minute according to imdb.
I have one question for you guys that are reading this though. Have you seen BLACK SAILS on the Starz cable network? Because I'm going to tell ya, the premise of CROSSBONES is very very close to the plot of the Starz series. I wonder who really started developing their projects first? And BLACK SAILS was a pretty good show for its first season. So comparatively, CROSSBONES has something to prove. On the other hand, the fact that it's going to air on NBC, and I don't think that many people watched the Starz series, probably means it won't have much competition in the area of pirate shows.
Look for it Friday, May 30th at 10pm est.