Someone gave Michael Bay a sexy pirate show

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Michael Bay is executive producing a new show for Starz network called Black Sails that follows a band of pirates’ attempts to escape constantly-exploding scenery.

There are bloody pirates, lusty pirates, swashbuckling pirates and pirates shouting things like ‘no matter the cost!’ in the first trailer for the series, which has already been greenlit for a second season.

Black Sails will centre around Captain Flint from Treasure Island and is set 20 years before the book in New Providence, described as ‘the most notorious criminal haven of its day — a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and stunning brutality.’

The infancy of explosion technology in the period threatened to throw the Transformers director off course, but Bay has packed in loads of gunpowder and cannons for good measure.

Britain’s own Toby Stephens stars, in what is already…

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