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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (6,844)

Crossbones is a 2014 television series that has its basis in the history of the Golden Age of Piracy. Specifically, it is based a book entitled The Republic of Pirates, written by Colin Woodard. Crossbones takes place during the eighteenth century and is essentially a fictionalized biography of the life of Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, who is the protagonist and played by John Malkovich. The particular event is the War of the Spanish Succession in the Bahamas, the British Empire thinks Blackbeard is dead but in truth he's only hiding and doing his work of piracy in secret in the West Indies. Blackbeard is famous for being the most well known and notorious pirate to ever take a hold in the history books. Also included in the main cast are characters Tom Lowe, played by Richard Coyle, Selima El Sharad, played by Yasmine Al Masri, and Kate Balfour, who is played by Claire Foy. Lowe was first sent as an assassin to kill Blackbeard but starts to sympathize with him as time goes on. Aside from the book it's based on, Crossbones is a work created by Neil Cross, James V. Hart and Amanda Welles.

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This Is How It Ends
13. This Is How It Ends
September 7, 2013
While undergoing a complex brain operation to rid himself of his alter ego, Jason discovers the true source of Ian Price.
But I'm Allergic to Cats
11. But I'm Allergic to Cats
August 31, 2013
Dr. Marcado continues to optimize his kill drug, but should he use his concoction to eliminate Ian or Jason?
Mine
10. Mine
August 24, 2013
As Jason's secret begins to unravel, Ian solicits the help of Jason's most trusted ally, Dr. Marcado.
Blackbeard
9. Blackbeard
August 2, 2014
Lowe must decide if he should save the people he loves, the man he looks up to, or the legacy Edward Teach has built.
Crossbones
8. Crossbones
August 2, 2014
Blackbeard sends Rider, Nenna, and Tom Lowe on a mission to raid a Spanish stronghold.
Beggarman
7. Beggarman
July 25, 2014
With few allies left in Santa Campana, the situation worsens for Tom when Nenna tries to escape. Meanwhile, James makes a dangerous alliance.
A Hole in the Head
6. A Hole in the Head
July 18, 2014
In an effort to protect the people of Santa Campana from William Jagger's wrath, Lowe plots to kidnap Blackbeard and deliver him to the English authorities. Meanwhile, Jagger looks for answers at an an insane asylum.
The Return
5. The Return
July 11, 2014
Lowe figures out a way to report back to his spymaster, only to discover that Jagger may be the questionable one.
Antoinette
4. Antoinette
June 27, 2014
Lowe discovers Blackbeard plans on attacking innocent civilians in Jamaica so he comes up with a way to report back to his spymaster, William Jagger.
The Man Who Killed Blackbeard
3. The Man Who Killed Blackbeard
June 20, 2014
Kate gets caught on a trading voyage so now Blackbeard and Lowe have to work together to try to rescue her before she shows the island's location to William Jagger.
The Covenant
2. The Covenant
June 6, 2014
When Blackbeard's plans are rejected by a popular Pirate Captain, he considers eliminating a dangerous old friend for his plan to work.
The Devil's Dominion
1. The Devil's Dominion
May 30, 2014
In the series premiere, an important device is taken from HMS Petrel by pirates under the command of the legendary, Edward Teachbetter, also known as Blackbeard, who the world has presumed dead.
Interview Excerpts Tracy Ifeachor
Interview Excerpts Tracy Ifeachor

Interview - 3 min 19 sec

Crossbones
Crossbones

Trailer - 3 min 55 sec

Interview Excerpts Yasmine Al Massri
Interview Excerpts Yasmine Al Massri

Interview - 5 min 8 sec

Interview Excerpts Chris Perfetti
Interview Excerpts Chris Perfetti

Interview - 1 min 45 sec

The Commodore
The Commodore

Clip - 1 min 55 sec

Legends Aren't All Untrue
Legends Aren't All Untrue

Clip - 1 min 5 sec

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Crossbones is a 2014 television series that has its basis in the history of the Golden Age of Piracy. Specifically, it is based a book entitled The Republic of Pirates, written by Colin Woodard. Crossbones takes place during the eighteenth century and is essentially a fictionalized biography of the life of Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, who is the protagonist and played by John Malkovich. The particular event is the War of the Spanish Succession in the Bahamas, the British Empire thinks Blackbeard is dead but in truth he's only hiding and doing his work of piracy in secret in the West Indies. Blackbeard is famous for being the most well known and notorious pirate to ever take a hold in the history books. Also included in the main cast are characters Tom Lowe, played by Richard Coyle, Selima El Sharad, played by Yasmine Al Masri, and Kate Balfour, who is played by Claire Foy. Lowe was first sent as an assassin to kill Blackbeard but starts to sympathize with him as time goes on.

Aside from the book it's based on, Crossbones is a work created by Neil Cross, James V. Hart and Amanda Welles.

Crossbones is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on May 30, 2014.

Where to Watch Crossbones

Crossbones is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Crossbones on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 30, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (6,844)