Unlike Da Vinci’s Demons or Spartacus, Starz is giving Black Sails a fourth season. Up until yesterday’s announcement of Power being renewed, no Starz series has gone past three seasons. The Treasure Island prequel will return for its final season in 2017.
In a statement released today, Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said, “Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, along with their crew and the phenomenal cast, have delivered a spectacular take on the most legendary pirate story in literature, and this final season will bring us to the shores of Treasure Island as was always intended…. We could not be more proud of this very special series.”
“It’s a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we’ve enjoyed on this show over the last four years,” said series co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg. “While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn’t imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to [the story of] Treasure Island.”