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'Black Sails' Hannah New: 'There are no villains. There are no heroes.'

Zap2it: What was your initial reaction when reading the script?Hannah New: I honed in on Eleanor. She is such a strong female character.Zap2it: What were you surprised to learn about pirates?Hannah New: I suddenly realized how very little I knew about piracy itself. These men were commissioned by royalty, and they were privateers abandoned by their own states. Throughout history, pirates have been idolized and vilified. Essentially they were a group of men sent into the wilderness to make their own way and then abandoned and made into criminals by their own government. They had no sovereignty except to themselves. It is really the development of the self-made man. They were trying to survive in a very harsh climate. There are no villains. There are no heroes. They are basically thieves under royal commission and then criminals under a much tougher regime.RELATED: "Black Sails" Season 1 picturesZap2it: Did you find anyone like your character in... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/black-sails-hannah-new-there-are-no-villains-there-are-no-heroes.html

Black Sails Season 1 Finale 2014 “VIII.”

Black Sails  Season 1 Episode 8 “VIII.” airs on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 9 pm ET on The CW. Episode Synopsis : “VIII.” – The hunt for the Urca continues; Eleanor’s plans become unsettled; and Bonny and Rackham are haunted by their past indiscretions. Show Summary:  1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence Island is a lawless territory, controlled by history’s most notorious pirate captain. The most feared is Captain Flint. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/03/15/black-sails-season-1-finale-2013-viii/