Black Sails Season 3
Black Sails season 3 premieres this Saturday Starz

The highly anticipated third season of Black Sails premieres this Saturday 23 January at 9pm ET/PT on Starz. Season 3 of the Emmy-award winning drama introduces two new interesting characters: Woodes Rogers and Blackbeard.

The official synopsis reads as follows:

Season three opens in the wake of the destruction of Charles Town, where the world lives in fear of Captain Flint. When his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, it falls to John Silver to locate the man within the monster. Meanwhile, with Eleanor Guthrie gone, Jack Rackham and Captain Charles Vane struggle to secure Nassau for the ages.

The ten-episode third season of the authentic high seas drama follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island." Ray Stevenson joins the cast as the iconic pirate 'Blackbeard,' and Luke Roberts joins as historic figure 'Woodes Rogers.' In season three, all are tested when a new threat arrives in Nassau, one the pirates could never have anticipated. It knows them. It understands them. And in the blink of an eye, it will turn them against each other.

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Executive producer Jon Steinberg discuss what to expect in season 3. Steinberg told IGN: "As much as Blackbeard was a character that we knew in the beginning had to be in the story eventually, so was Woodes Rogers. This was always a story about how eventually England was going to come back and stake its claim and try and clean up Nassau."

Steinberg added: "When you begin this season, you're in a universe where there's a strange triumvirate running Nassau with Rackham and Vane and Flint having arrived at this compact where they've put their differences asides to try and protect Nassau against the British Empire. For us, it's fun. It's new relationship, it's new dynamics, it's new tensions."