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From Neil Cross, the award-winning creator of \\"Luther,\\" along with James V. Hart & Amanda Welles comes \\"Crossbones,\\" a compelling new one-hour drama filled with extraordinary action, adventure and intrigue - set in a world where one can never be sure just who is hero and who is villain.
It's 1729. On the secret island of Santa Compana, Edward Teach, better known as the barbarous pirate Blackbeard (Emmy winner John Malkovich, \\"Death of a Salesman,\\" \\"Red\\"), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreants. Part shantytown, part utopia, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other. Blackbeard has designs on the longitude chronometer, an invention that will change the world. During a massive attack on an English vessel, his most trusted pirates attempt to steal the device. But on board is Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle, \\"Covert Affairs\\"), an English spy working undercover as ship's surgeon. Lowe's mission is to prevent the chronometer from falling into the hands of pirates - and to assassinate Blackbeard, should the opportunity arise. Taken as prisoner to Santa Compana, Lowe must find a way to reassemble the precious chronometer, all while trying to uncover Blackbeard's master plan - a plan that includes a greater threat to the English throne than merely pirates...
In addition to Cross, executive producers include Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (\\"Gladiator,\\" \\"Men in Black\\"), Ted Gold (\\"Three Rivers\\") and Ciaran Donnelly (\\"Vikings,\\" \\"The Tudors\\").
May 30, 2014 · Created by Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles. With John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri. Set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard.
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Crossbones is an American action-adventure drama television series that aired on the NBC network from May 30 to August 2, 2014. The series is a fictionalization of the life of the pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, who is still alive in 1729 (historically, he died in 1718).
Crossbones: Season 1 59% Critics Consensus: John Malkovich's show-stealing performance keeps Crossbones partially afloat, but an overly serious tone and choppy editing make this a leaky vessel for ...
May 30, 2014 · Metacritic TV Reviews, Crossbones, Pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach (John Malkovich) leads a group of thieves on the island of Santa Compana in 1729. After an attack on an ...
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