Black Sails: Season 2 (2015)


Season 2
Black Sails

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Air date: Jan 24, 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.


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 (8) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Jan 22, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Essentially this is pirate drama quite unlike any other. As one of the more willing ladies says to a conquest: "You're so full of surprises."

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The cinematography is a beautiful as ever, the costumes - already good - have improved, and the real history of pirates isn't being entirely ignored. And now we love these characters and can hardly wait to see what trouble they'll get into next.

Jan 29, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

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

It's worth watching just to see this expertly constructed story build towards a bombshell that, for once, really does change everything.

Jan 29, 2019 | 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.

Jan 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Sails: Season 2

  • May 30, 2019
    After a somewhat slower season 1 season 2 is where things get really good. If you're not hooked so far give up. If you like it so far - prepare for season 3!
  • May 07, 2019
    Great storytelling and adventure with fictional characters sharing the space with the legends of the golden age of pirates. The overarching doom inching closer every minute whilst our antagonists and protagonists squabble and switch sides and roles with every throw of the dice. Quite compelling to watch.
  • Jul 10, 2018
    Like "game of thrones" with pirates - i love it!!!
  • Apr 28, 2018
    Fortunes continue to shift in Season 2 of Black Sails like the tides themselves. The conflict continues to develop towards something more ambitious than salty-sea dogs. Criminal philosophy so rarely inspires such greatness as themes of revolution are foreshadowed. Unfortunately for justice, so many evil deeds continued to go unpunished while good deeds earn sudden, harsh fury. Flint’s quest for revenge is doubly intensified and enabled by careful adherence to what could be called a code. Silver becomes a blood-in member. Jack Rackham strikes vein to baptize his captaincy and a vane to baptize Anne’s, making Max the de facto pirate queen. Black Sails continues to deliver authentic entertainment while challenging the norms of the genre. I can’t help but see these broader implications influencing the show Outlander specifically – a show that boldly crosses historical fiction genre boundaries. If the future of Nassau were not already known, I would eagerly anticipate the inevitable conflict with the crown. That said, the show will have done right if they deliver on the heart-wrenching, profoundly personal tragedy Flint has lived, for only a war can put us out of his misery. Like his crew, I hate Flint but know that once you join the team that he's your best chance at survival. Only the ruthlessness of personal tragedy and great injustice can motivate such a single-minded monster, a monster with a taste for the destruction of England.
  • Apr 19, 2018
    This is the season the show really comes on its own, besides Flint and his crew I started enjoying the other Pirate characters. Also, we finally get to know about Flint’s past and what fuels him. Most of the episodes were like a boat in thunderstorms, dark, full of turmoils, nothing is sure and spectacular to watch. The crazy start and finale are mind-blowing.
  • Nov 10, 2017
    one of my favourite shows ever if not the very favourite
  • May 13, 2017
    I liked so mucho how the concept of greys is showed. Any person is a good or bad person, just take their own decisions
  • Aug 01, 2016
    Fantastic season full of unexpected twists and fantastic storytelling. A massive step-up from season 1 makes this one of my favourite series.
  • May 10, 2016
    The second season really surprised me. She has a very strong script, with creative and well crafted twists, besides giving more weight and responsibility to all characters in the plot. It was very well written and presents special and practical purposes quite convincing. For me, the best season of any historical series I've ever seen. It deserves 100% Translated with Google Translate
  • Apr 12, 2016
    An exciting , great quality and amazing storyline show, happy it's continuing!!

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