Aye maties, I hear ye askin’, “Will me favorite sink or swim?” Has the Black Sails TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Black Sails season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the [su_starz] premium cable channel, Black Sails begins roughly 20 years prior to the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island novel and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The fourth season finds the pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately and destructively it will fight back. The Black Sails TV show cast also includes Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Ray Stevenson, Luke Roberts, and Zethu Diomo.
Season Four Ratings
The fourth season of Black Sails averaged a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 501,000 viewers. Compared to season three, that’s down by 27% in the demo and down by 24% in total viewers. Find out how Black Sails/em> stacks up against other Starz TV shows.
On July 20, 2016, Starz announced Black Sails was renewed for a fourth and final season. Unless they change their minds, there will be no season five. Stay tuned for further updates.
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Abandon ship! Although Starz renewed Black Sails for season four, back in the summer of 2015, by July of 2016, the premium cabler issued a press release announcing the renewal was for the the pirate drama’s fourth and final season. There’s little for this scurvy lot to do, but walk the plank. I’ve been circling it for nigh on seven months.
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What do you think? Are you sad Black Sails ended with season four? Should Starz have renewed this TV show for season five, instead? Finally, would you watch a sequel series?