Black Sails: Netflix secures ‘hidden gem’ TV series said to be better than Game of Thrones

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Black Sails will arrive on the streaming platform in the New Year.

Streaming giant Netflix have secured the rights to historical adventure series Black Sails, which is said to be “better than Game of Thrones” by fans. 

Black Sails originally aired from 2014 to 2017 on US network Starz, and lasted for four series.

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What is Black Sails about? 

The show, which stars Toby Stephens in the lead role as Captain J Flint, serves as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel Treasure Island.

Set in the early 18th century, Black Sails follows the plot of Captain J Flint and his men, during the Golden Age of Piracy.

Captain J Flint is a ‘feared’ pirate, who is fighting for the survival of New Providence Island, after pirates in the West Indies are declared as enemies.

Starring alongside Stephens is an ensemble cast which includes Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Tom Hopper. 

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Black Sails will arrive on Netflix in the New Year.Black Sails will arrive on Netflix in the New Year.
Black Sails will arrive on Netflix in the New Year. | Getty Images

Now for those who didn’t watch the show during its original run, will now get a chance as Netflix is set to air all four series of the show on New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1) 2024.

Fans of Black Sails have taken to social media to describe the show as a "hidden gem" and encouraged Game of Thrones viewers to give the show a chance, with many stating it is even better than the award-winning fantasy series.

Watch Black Sails on Netflix from Monday, January 1 2024.

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