Black Sails: Season 3 (2016)


Season 3
Black Sails

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Not enough ratings to
calculate a score.


Critic Ratings: 4


Audience Score

User Ratings: 453

Rate And Review

User image


  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.


    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.


    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?


Air date: Jan 23, 2016

In the Season 3 premiere, a new threat arrives for Capt. Flint to deal with.

View Details
Air date: Jan 30, 2016

The Walrus crew engages with the elements; Teach disagrees with Rackham; Rogers and Eleanor determine terms for their partnership; and Bonny worries about her future with Max.

View Details
Air date: Feb 6, 2016

Flint pushes Silver to the limit while stranded at sea; Rackham seizes the reins as Nassau readies to repel an invasion and Max gets her house in order; Vane faces defeat and must make a difficult choice.

View Details
Air date: Feb 13, 2016

Flint, Silver and Billy square off against a new enemy; civilization returns to Nassau, and puts Vane in its crosshairs; Rackham makes a stand against the crew; and Scott finds a place with the new regime.

View Details
Air date: Feb 20, 2016

Vane finds a new way forward from Teach; Silver urges Flint to make a move or die; Eleanor and Rogers respond to a new threat.

View Details
Air date: Feb 27, 2016

Teach is challenged by Flint; Rogers makes an arrest; Madi helps Silver; Rackham charts a new course.

View Details
Air date: Mar 5, 2016

Vane's mission evolves; Eleanor shares information with Rogers; Flint and Silver go back to Nassau; Rackham and Bonny are in danger after a change in terms.

View Details
Air date: Mar 12, 2016

While transporting a prisoner, Rogers is attacked; violence strikes the Walrus; Silver and Madi are tested; Billy envisions a new role for himself in an upcoming battle.

View Details
Air date: Mar 19, 2016

Eleanor puts it all on the line in an effort to save Rogers; Billy recruits allies to his cause; Flint and Silver ready for war.

View Details
Air date: Mar 26, 2016

In the Season 3 finale, Rogers' forces come after the pirates; Rackham and Bonny face insurmountable odds; Silver demands Flint come clean; and a king is crowned by Billy.

View Details

Black Sails: Season 3 Photos

Tv Season Info

After Charles Town, the world is left terrified of Captain Flint and John Silver may be the only man able to help. Meanwhile, since the departure of Eleanor Guthrie, Jack Rackham and Captain Charles Vane face the challenge of securing Nassau for the ages. But there's an even bigger, more powerful danger about to rear its ugly head.

News & Interviews for Black Sails: Season 3

Critic Reviews for Black Sails Season 3

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (0)

At the last, we are left with the beginnings of the Brethren Courty, pirates around the table. Before them is war. And the Legend of Long John Silver.

Mar 20, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I like when a show knows what it is and works to amplify its themes while working within the constraints of its originally established world.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Black Sails is quickly evolving from a series that was just something fun to watch on a Saturday night, to one of the better dramas on television.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Black Sails kicked off its third season with a darkened, changed Flint, a peg-legged Silver, an incarcerated Eleanor, and -- as this year's grand pirate entry -- Blackbeard.

Jan 25, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Sails: Season 3

  • Dec 14, 2020
    This series became one of my favorites. For a series it's incredible. The battles are violent, the script is very well written and the performances are spectacular And Capitao flint at its best and among others.
  • Dec 01, 2020
    Even better than the second, Captain Flint's evolution is simply BADASS !!!
  • Nov 29, 2020
    Each season is getting better and better in everything, we see the fall and rise of characters, more violence and realism ... impressive.
  • Oct 06, 2020
    The shows seems to be getting progressively better even though maybe slightly predictable as whenever whomever makes a plan, everyone else basically always finds out about it, usually through the brothel and therefore we get to very similar conflicts. I must say that Eleanor was never more frustrating that in this season and specially when she goes off on Charles Vane, who basically had a redemption season, she dares to call him an animal and not able to change. I can only recommend this show which has incredible actors, can get kind of dark, but they're pirates so it is fun at the same time. For a TV show the costumes and the set pieces are awesome.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Tal vez la unica temporada que carrce del ritmo de las demas, pero no deja de ser una serie buenisima que te atrapa
  • May 18, 2020
    This season killed the enjoyable piratey romp that the show had been with misguided pretensions about pirates as freedom fighters, but more importantly, by understanding nothing about its own characters or their motivations. I physically cringe as they just whole-cloth invented a new motivation for Jack Rackham in particular, although perhaps post hoc reinventing Mr. Scott as a secret resistance leader was more offensive. But obviously the most egregious failing was misunderstanding Flint's Ahabesque drive and tendency to swallow those around him that defined who he was in the first two seasons.
  • May 30, 2019
    The 3rd and by far the best season of Black Sails. Everything 10/10. This is quality and entertaining TV. Vikings, GoT, any series that are a bit similar and drop the ball somewhere along - THIS is what delivering looks like! All plots and stories connect perfectly and the battles are epic.
  • May 07, 2019
    Fantastic follow up to the previous season. We finally see the birth of Long John Silver as someone capable of matching and even outsmarting Flint. Toby Stevens delivers another tour de force and this time Zach Mcgowan as time to sink his teeth into his own character's journey other than being a tough guy.
  • Jul 25, 2018
    Best show on TV in years! Criminally underwatched.
  • Jul 10, 2018
    Like "game of thrones" with pirates - i love it!!!

News & Features