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Michael Bay's pirate drama Black Sails will premiere in January, Starz announced Tuesday.

The series follows Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his crew 20 years before the events of Treasure Island, when the captain first takes on the young John Silver (Luke Arnold). The first season will consist of eight episodes.

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Bay serves as executive producer of the series, along with Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Jon Steinberg, who also created the series.

Watch a teaser for Black Sails below. Will you tune in?