In this featurette from NBC, Crossbones cast members John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Chris Perfetti, Claire Foy, and Tracy Ifeachor talk about what’s to come in the first season of the show and give a bit of background on their characters. Crossbones will premiere on May 30th.
NBC has released the first trailer for their upcoming show Crossbones, which is based on the book The Republic of Pirates and stars John Malkovich as Blackbeard. It will premiere on May 30th.
- The newest intern on Bones will be played by Ignacio Serricchio.
- Dichen Lachman will guest star on The 100.
- We still don’t have a date for pirate drama Crossbones, but here’s a new photo of John Malkovich as Blackbeard along with a Q&A with EP Walter F. Parkes.
- And here’s a Wayward Pines photo and Q&A with M. Night Shyamalan.
- Thomas Dekker will be a regular on Backstrom. And Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly talks about why his network picked up the show.
NBC has found its Blackbeard: John Malkovich will play the notorious pilot in Crossbones, a ten-episode drama series based on Colin Woodard’s book The Republic of Pirates. According to The Hollywood Reporter,
“NBC’s series takes place in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the pirate Edward Teach — aka Blackbeard — reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, the island is unlike any other and presents a mounting threat to international commerce. To combat the threat, skilled undercover assassin Tom Lowe is sent to take down Blackbeard, but the closer he gets, the more enthralled with the community he becomes.”
No premiere date has been announced, but I’ll let you know when I see one.