Starz has found their Blackbeard.
Rome alum Ray Stevenson has joined the cast of the network’s pirate drama Black Sails for its upcoming 10 episode third season. He will play Edward Teach, a man better known as Blackbeard who returns to settle some unfinished business and quickly finds that a great deal has changed during his absence.
Created by Jonathan Steinberg, Black Sails is set 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island and tells the story of Captain Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, and his men. The drama series stars Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Zach McGowan, Toby Schmitz, Hannah New, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Mark Ryan, Clara Paget and Tom Hopper.
Ray Stevenson’s casting comes as the 10 episode second season is wrapping its run on Starz. The second season finale is set to air on the premium cable network this Saturday.