The 3rd season of Black Sails returns on Starz tonight with fresh tales of high-seas drama. Even if you're new to the show and have no idea who's who... you can jump into the inevitable wild fun that pirates bring.
This show originally caught my interest because:
1. Pirates are cool. 2. Starz has solid programming and 3. Jessica Parker Kennedy got cast in the show.
If you've been following Reel Artsy, you'll remember that we interviewed Kennedy back when the Canadian actress first started getting cast in American roles. She played the quirky best friend in a made-for-TV teen movie, and she's been on my radar ever since. Kennedy has booked roles on various TV shows (Smallville, The Secret Circle, 90210) and been in some movies (50/50, Bad Meat, In Time). She's had steady work, but I'm still looking forward to her landing a starring role in a big film that pushes her career to the next level, and truly showcases her range as an actress and leading lady.
On Black Sails Kennedy plays a savvy prostitute with ambitious goals to carve out a niche for herself in the male-driven pirates' world of Captain Flint.
The show is a bit of a prequel to the famed Treasure Island story so you can expect all sorts of ruthless pirate action on Black Sails.
If you're still catching up like me, be prepared to binge watch while you tune into the new season. Black Sails premieres tonight at 9pm on Starz.