NBC has picked up the drama straight to series following in the footsteps of Bryan Fuller’s series pick up for Hannibal, the Silence of the Lambs prequel.
Crossbones will be adapted by Neil Cross from Colin Woodward’s book The Republic of Pirates. The book is set in the “golden age” of piracy in the 1700s and centres on one of the most famous pirates; no not Captain Jack Sparrow – Blackbeard. The famous pirate does have a Captain Jack Sparrow connection – he was featured in the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film On Stranger Tides.
NBC has ordered ten episodes of Crossbones which will be produced by husband and wife team Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. We wonder if NBC’s pirate drama will spark a new trend with other broadcasters quick to leap on the bandwagon as well?