Starz’s ‘Black Sails’ Creators Explain Why ‘We Don’t Like to Use the Word ‘Pirates”

For those looking for a lot of swashbuckling on Starz’s new drama “Black Sails,” there could be a certain level of disappointment.

Yes, the series’ premiere episode begins with a harrowing takeover of a ship, cannons firing, swordfights and all that one would expect from a series about pirates, the pace and setting changes very quickly after that.

“It was deliberate,” co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg told TheWrap. “We try not to use that word, ‘Pirates.’”



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