Starz sent along this poster art…
Let’s break this down shall we…
The bones are dripping in gold… so we’re back on the hunt for the Urca gold and if the bones are anything more than pirate symbolism, whoever wants it is going to have to tangle with death to get it. AAAAND it looks like the gold hands of death are drowning those who want it in gold.
Yes, this has been over-analyzing a poster image with your host, Nikki Pierce. You can thank my AP English teachers for that little paragraph. You’re so very welcome.
They also sent along this little blurb about Season 4 that we can totally dissect as well:
The 10-episode fourth season of the stand-out high seas drama brings fans to the heroic conclusion of the Treasure Island prequel, and finds our pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately, and destructively, it will fight back.
Hmmm… so predictions for Season 4 besides everyone dying…
Captain Flint is gonna die… I mean he HAS to die, there’s no way around this… he’s a character that was created for this show and I’m hoping will ultimately find his peace and redemption by the end of the series.
John Silver will become Captain… Flint will die and Silver will assume the mantle of the Walrus or he will captain his own and perhaps a competing ship. We’ve seen a split coming for a while, will it finally happen in the final season? Treasure Island is really where John Silver comes from, so maybe Black Sails has just been a big lead up to John’s true beginning.
Max will rule the roost of Nassau… or she will be in a polyamourous relationship with Jack Rackham and Anne Bonnie. She is so adept at going with the flow, she could befriend the new government and prosper after all the pirates are inevitably kicked out. If that doesn’t happen and we have history to look at… Jack and Anne are captured years later with another woman on their ship. So, Fic writers… you have your marching orders… start writing this, kthanxbye.
Eleanor… I mean good riddance… I can’t tell whether she’s playing every side or she’s just gone gaga for Woodes Rogers. He does have a great name, and he is cute and he could save her neck from the chopping block… I will give her that buuuuttt if we know anything about Black Sails, these pirates have a looooong memory.
Have you been watching Black Sails? What do you think of the new poster and what will happen in season 4?