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Black Sails: Season 2 (2015)

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Series 2 of the swashbuckling adventure about brutal pirates begins with Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and the Walrus crew stranded on an island while Spanish soldiers guard the treasure from the Urca de Lima. As a result, Flint devises a plan to sneak aboard the ship and launch an attack. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Hannah New) struggles to maintain her hold at Nassau when the deadly Ned Low (Tadhg Murray) and his equally vicious crew arrive. Elsewhere, Rackham (Toby Schmitz) tries to restore his reputation after being labeled a "crew-killer," and Vane (Zach McGowan) holds a new position at the fort on New Providence, where he braces for an assault led by a familiar face.

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Toby Stephens
as Capt. Flint
Luke Arnold
as John Silver
Zach McGowan
as Capt. Charles Vane
Toby Schmitz
as Rackham
Hannah New
as Eleanor Guthrie
Clara Paget
as Anne Bonny
Tom Hopper
as Billy Bones
Mark Ryan
as Gates
Luke Roberts
as Woodes Rogers
Ray Stevenson
as Blackbeard
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Critic Reviews for Black Sails: Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The stories are intricate enough to hold attention, but not too intricate. The action, which always supersedes the chatter, is the thing, and here it's something to see indeed.

January 22, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Overall, this was a very strong episode to start the second season. Some wonderful performances all around and the writing was as wonderful as ever.

January 26, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Black Sails gave us quite a hearty premiere. There were no real signs or seeds of, perhaps, the full scope of Season 2 that I could tell but perhaps this year's run is best spent simply expanding upon the themes that were already previously set.

January 26, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The drama is bolder and sharper than ever, and it's become the crowd pleaser it has always meant to be.

January 23, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Black Sails may be full of pirates and prostitutes, but it's really about striving for respect, whether from an unruly crew or from polite society.

January 26, 2015 | Full Review…

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