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Ahoy! Starz Renews Black Sails for Season 3, Releases First Season 2 Trailer

Months ahead of its Season 2 premiere in January, Starz has renewed its pirate drama Black Sails for another season.

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Kaitlin Thomas

Months ahead of its Season 2 premiere in January, Starz has renewed its pirate drama Black Sails for another season.

According to the network, the Toby Stephens-led series averaged 5.3 million total viewers during its maiden voyage.

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"The incredible world that Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have created continues to unfold in season two," Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said in a statement. "Flint's journey is riveting, and around him, Jon and Robert have woven an intricate web of conflict, betrayal, and redemption for the other characters that we believe will keep fans of the show coming back for more. We think that season three will bring even more of the drama and lore that has made it a hit both in the U.S. and internationally."

This is the second early renewal for the series, as Starz renewed it for Season 2 a full five months before it even debuted.

See the trailer for Season 2 below:

Season 2 of Black Sails premieres Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9/8c on Starz.