Black Sails: Red Carpet Scoop, Interviews & More!

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Last week, the new epic pirate drama Black Sails premiered on Starz.

It brought in big numbers and became the most widely watched series premiere in the pay cabler's original programming history.

More than 2.6 million overall viewers tuned in throughout opening weekend, with that number rising to an estimated 3.5 million when factoring in on-demand, online platforms and affiliate linear airings, per a Starz press release.

TV Fanatic chatted with the cast members of Black Sails - which was given an early Season 2 renewal last summer - at New York Comic Con and found out more about each of their characters and the challenges in shooting the pirate drama.

In the following videos, we talk with Toby Stephens (Capt. Flint), co-creator Jon Steinberg, Hannah New (Eleanor), Jessica Parker Kennedy (Max), Luke Arnold (John Silver) and Zach McGowan (Capt. Vane).

Black Sails Interview: Luke Arnold & Zach McGowan
Black Sails stars Luke Arnold & Zack McGowan talk to TV Fanatic at NYCC 2013.

Black Sails airs Saturdays at 9/8c p.m. on Starz. 

Jim Halterman is the West Coast Editor of TV Fanatic and the owner of JimHalterman.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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Black Sails Quotes

There's no way of approaching that beach from the land. And even if it weren't for the soldiers, and even if it weren't for the guns; there's a f**king warship watching over every inch of the bay. A f**king warship that's already killed half your number. A f**king warship that will prevent any approach to that beach via the sea. There's simply no way of stealing that gold. But there might be something else you can steal. The f**king warship.

Flint

Silver: Hang on, you're serious about taking the ship?
Flint: What the f**ck did you think?
Silver: I thought this was how you intended to escape.