Black Sails Michael Bay Pilot Casting

Black Sails Starz
Black Sails- Michael Bay

Starz has ordered a new pilot Black Sails that is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island. It has been announced that famous movie producer Michael Bay will be joined by filmmaker Neil Marshall to helm the pilot for for Starz.  Black Sails has started pre-production down in the Gulf coast and also in South Africa, the show is being eyed as a replacement for Spartacus, once the third and final season airs. English actress Hannah New is set to co-star opposite Toby Stephens for the eight episode series and the casting directors are now on a national search for other stand in and extra roles in the pilot. This is a great opportunity for any actor that is trying to break into the industry by working with two of the biggest producers that Hollywood has ever seen.

Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.

Black Sails stands as the latest in Starz’s love affair with the sword-and-sandals genre, joining the channel’s Spartacus franchise and the casting directors are now casting for numerous roles for the pilot. They are looking for male and female union and non union actors to audition for several extra and stand-in roles. If you are interested in auditioning for Black Sails please submit your application along with a photo and basic resume. Please keep checking back often for more information on casting dates and times and as always leave us a comment and let us know what you think about Bay and Starz working together on a pilot series.

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  1. I would like to make additions to written and filmed scenes. I have tons of out of the box ideas for scripting and would like to entertain you with these as well as acting in a role that can further extend Black Sails.

  2. Just an average guy, with the right look. Would love the oppertunity to do something great. No formal training, but I have a strong natural aptitude towards this type of roll.

  3. I think I would be a great fit in the cast of Black Sails, I love the show and the story line it provides. I just need an audition.

  4. Known cosplayer with a social media following, looking into portraying a character on the big screen. I’ve played many parts and put myself deeply into the role.

  5. All I want out of life is to get a chance to play a pirate. It’s as simple as that. There is nothing I can say that would make me anymore qualified than the next guy. All I can assure you is that I take pride in everything I do. And if I’m chosen for a role, I will not disappoint. Plus, who could pass up an opportunity to be apart of something as elegant as Black Sails?

  6. No real special background, I’m a musician, I look like a pirate, dress like a pirate, have actual pirate lineage, and do a lot of cosplay and Renaissance festivals as a pirate. I have a captain harlock meets black Bart kind of style, very flashy and pretty boy with a goatee, or not. I’ve been told I should model and act for a while and this is about the only role I’ve cared about. I’m 5″10 , brown hair and eyes, light tan skin, thin build and have a mean stare. Would love to show you what I got! Oh I also got sword skills and all that blather.

  7. Hello,
    My name is Alban Istrefi, Im from Sweden (Albanian roots), I’m 23 years old, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes. I’m 5’11 (180 cm), 165 lbs (75kg). Athletic built body, been playing football (soccer) for 15 years and working out since 2010. Interested in anything you got to offer.

  8. Hi There

    Do you guys know if they are still looking for more extra’s ?

    It would be great to know any upcoming auditions taking place for extra’s work

    Kind regards


  9. I own a company called Pirate Life, I sell all kinds of pirate merchandise and also do alot of stage shows as Blackbeard. I have been doing Pirate for over 16 yrs all my Garb is authentic weapons are real about 60 lbs. My beard is real as my hair I stand around 6’4″ 210 lbs with blue eyes. I have been on NBC NEWS live promoting movie and DVD of Pirates of the Carribean. I am not stage shy I write all my own material and write Pirate poetry. Thanks Blackbeard

  10. Hi there,yes i would just like to know if you need any more pirates for Black Sails shooting in Cape Town,
    I used to play the part of BlackBeard,on Cape Towns theam boat in the V&A waterfront,its called the JollyRoger Pirate boat,you can also reach me on my mobile phone…+27788288794,Thank You,Gary Van Zyl,AKA Edward Teach

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