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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (7,103)

Crossbones is a historical fiction drama television series produced by NBC, starring John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, and Yasmine Al Massri. The show premiered on NBC on May 30, 2014, and ran for 9 episodes. Set in the early 1700s, the story takes place on the infamous island of New Providence, a sanctuary for pirates, thieves, and other unsavory characters. The island is ruled by the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Malkovich), who is feared and revered by all who live there. However, his reign is threatened when an undercover assassin named Tom Lowe (Coyle) arrives on the island with a mission to take down Blackbeard.

Tom Lowe, an educated man with a background in war and espionage, has been sent by the British government to find and eliminate Blackbeard. Lowe quickly realizes that the task at hand will not be easy, as Blackbeard has his own agenda and a loyal crew that will stop at nothing to protect their leader. The two men engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, each trying to outsmart the other while keeping their true intentions hidden.

Meanwhile, a woman named Kate Balfour (Foy) enters the picture, throwing a wrench into both Blackbeard and Lowe's plans. Kate is a strong-willed thief who is looking for a way off the island and will do whatever it takes to achieve her goal. She is a mistress of disguise and uses her skills to manipulate both Blackbeard and Lowe for her own purposes.

Throughout the series, viewers are taken on a thrilling ride full of action, adventure, and unexpected twists and turns. The show does an excellent job of bringing the 1700s to life, with stunning sets, intricate costumes, and attention to detail that immerses viewers in the world of pirates and privateers.

John Malkovich delivers a standout performance as the enigmatic and feared Blackbeard. He is captivating in every scene he is in, portraying the legendary pirate with a mix of charisma, intelligence, and brutality. Richard Coyle complements Malkovich perfectly as the determined and cunning Tom Lowe. The chemistry between the two actors is palpable, and their scenes together are some of the most exciting in the series.

Claire Foy also shines in her role as Kate Balfour. She brings a toughness and vulnerability to the character, making her one of the most interesting and likable characters on the show. Yasmine Al Massri, who plays one of Blackbeard's loyal crew members, also stands out with her compelling performance.

Overall, Crossbones is a well-written and well-acted series that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. While the show didn't last beyond its initial 9 episode run, it still manages to pack in plenty of excitement and drama during its short time on the air. If you're a fan of historical fiction, pirates, or just great storytelling, Crossbones is definitely worth adding to your watchlist.

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

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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 Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 30, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (7,103)