A new tale of the seven seas is headed to television. A new show by the name of Crossbones will debut at the end of next month on NBC, and will tell a new story of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. In the new trailer for the upcoming series, we are given one of our first looks at John Malkovich as Blackbeard.
Just in case you have yet to hear about this adventurous new series, here is a quick look at the synopsis for the series from the show’s official site.
It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of Santa Campana, the ﬁrst functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown and part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on Earth – and a mounting threat to international commerce.
Teach/Blackbeard has set his sights on the world’s first longitude chronometer, a device that will change society, sea-trade and global business. In a massive attack on an English vessel, Blackbeard attempts to steal the device; however, Tom Lowe, an English spy working undercover as the ship’s surgeon, destroys the chronometer before it can fall into his hands. Taken as prisoner to Santa Campana Island, Lowe must find a way to reassemble the precious device, all while trying to unfold Blackbeard’s plan… a plan that includes a threat to the English throne even worse than pirates.
John Malkovich has made a career of playing a different type of character. This is no different in this series. He plays one of the most evil of pirates with almost no moral center. This is made apparent in the new trailer when he so simply cuts a man’s throat just to make a point.
Why not take a look for yourself? Here is a look at the newest trailer for the upcoming high seas adventure Crossbones.