Crossbones

2014, TV Show

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VIDEO: Crossbones: Interview Excerpts David H

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Crossbones: Interview Excerpts David H
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Length: 03:45
Posted: 10/20/2014

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VIDEO: Crossbones

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Crossbones
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Length: 03:55
Aired: 8/2/2014

From Neil Cross, the award-winning creator of "Luther," comes "Crossbones," a compelling new one-hour drama filled with extraordinary action, adventure and intrigue - set in a world where one can never be sure just who is hero and who is villain. It's 1729. On the secret island of Santa Compana, Edward Teach, better known as the barbarous pirate Blackbeard (Emmy winner John Malkovich, "Death of a Salesman," "Red"), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreants. Part shantytown, part utopia, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other. Blackbeard has designs on the longitude chronometer, an invention that will change the world. During a massive attack on an English vessel, his most trusted pirates attempt to steal the device. But on board is Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle, "Covert Affairs"), an English spy working undercover as ship's surgeon. Lowe's mission is to prevent the chronometer from falling into the hands of pirates - and to assassinate Blackbeard, should the opportunity arise. Taken as prisoner to Santa Compana, Lowe must find a way to reassemble the precious chronometer, all while trying to uncover Blackbeard's master plan - a plan that includes a greater threat to the English throne than merely pirates... watch

VIDEO: Crossbones: Interview Excerpts Richard

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Crossbones: Interview Excerpts Richard
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Length: 02:19
Posted: 10/19/2014

Richard talks about the plot of the series. watch

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Exclusive Video: Go Behind the Scenes of Crossbones' Gritty Fights and Sprawling Sets

Last week, audiences were captivated by NBC's new pirate drama Crossbones, and it's not just because of John Malkovich's deliciously evil take on Blackbeard.

In this exclusive behind-the-scenes video, the cast and crew show just... read more

Weekend TV: Silicon Valley finale, Halt and Catch Fire Premiere

Computer geeks rule this Sunday, as HBO's hilarious Silicon Valley wraps its first season on a triumphant high, while in the very same time period (10/9c), AMC launches the intriguing new drama Halt and Catch Fire, flashing back 30 years to the early days of the 1980s PC revolution. The best bet, as it has been throughout its eight-episode freshman run, is Silicon Valley, introducing an ensemble of such endearing quirkiness that even a decidedly low-tech soul such as myself hangs on every word as timid visionary Richard (Thomas Middleditch, a marvel of quaking anxiety) prepares to unleash the fruits of his "compression algorithm" through an upstart company named Pied Piper.

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Pirates Meet Spies in NBC's New Swashbuckling Thriller Crossbones

The dreaded pirate Blackbeard has a terrible weakness. The outlaw, who reached mythical status robbing and murdering on the high seas almost 300 years ago, suffers from migraines. "I can't say if they are psychological or truly physical," star John Malkovich says about his character's tension headaches. "But they feel very real."

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First Look: John Malkovich Channels Blackbeard on NBC's Crossbones

The pirate Blackbeard was one bad, scary dude. But when played by the purring John Malkovich on NBC's Crossbones, premiering May 30, he's badder, scarier and a whole lot more...thoughtful. read more

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Season 1, Episode 9
Fire rains down on Santa Campana as Blackbeard (John Malkovich) risks all against William...
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Season 1, Episode 8
Blackbeard sets sail, setting the endgame in motion... and testing the loyalty of his crew to...
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Premiered: May 30, 2014, on NBC
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Premise: Notorious pirate Blackbeard rules over a rogue nation in the Bahamas, but his power is threatened when the British government hires an assassin to infiltrate his marauding band of outlaws and kill him.

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