Exclusive Black Sails (Starz) Interview: Mark Ryan Discusses Pirates, Why the Series Represents A New Era for Dramas and More

Starz’s pirate drama, Black Sails leaves port tonight at 9pm ET/PT, and TV Equals was lucky enough to chat with one of the series’ stars Mark Ryan before the premiere. Ryan is an accomplished stage and screen performer, writer and sword master who has appeared onscreen in numerous projects including the British cult classic Robin of Sherwood, and voiced Bumblebee and Jetfire in Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise.

Now Ryan has taken on the role of Gates in Black Sails, a seasoned pirate and quartermaster for Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). Ryan discussed his passion for the project, the history of pirates, why he may soon have the most famous back of the head in Hollywood and much more during our interview. Read on to find out what makes Gates’ tick and why Black Sails is can’t miss television.




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