Arts & Entertainment

Crossbones – Season 1

Crossbones is the addictive new television series from NBC. Filled with adventure and excitement, Crossbones offers a new tale of the infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Set in 1729, Blackbeard, or Edward Teach as he is better known, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves and outlaws on the secret Island of Santa Compana. After attacking a British vessel in search of the valuable Chronometer, Blackbeard comes into contact with a British Spy by the name of Tom Lowe, who is on a mission to protect this British technology, and assassinate Blackbeard.

Hollywood legend, John Malkovich’s performance as Blackbeard is brilliant, as he brings a real sophistication to the show and to his malicious character. Surrounded by an all-star cast, including Swedish-born Australian actor, David Hoflin, Malkovich’s portrayal of Blackbeard is not the only attraction.

As an action-packed, drama-filled pirate epic, Crossbones has a little something for everyone. Crammed full of extraordinary fight scenes, devious love triangles and haunting ghost stories, Crossbones explores a world where no one can ever be sure just who is the hero and who is the villain.

Crossbones is a must-watch television series and would be the perfect gift for pirate fans this Christmas. (NB)

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BY NYSSA BOOTH