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Photo Credit:  Sandro / NBC
  • Premiered: 
    May 30, 2014
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Neil Cross 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
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Plot Synopsis

It's 1729 on the Bahamian island of Santa Compana, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard) reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other on earth -- and a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. Plus, he's to prevent the Longitude Chronometer, an invention that will change the world, from falling into the hands of pirates. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can't help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds -- and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard's rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness -- a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.
Switching from Friday nights to Saturday nights for the show's last week, NBC aired the season finale of CROSSBONES, broadcasting back-to-back new episodes from 8-10pm ET/PT on Saturday, August 2, 2014. In the night's first episode, "Crossbones," Blackbeard sets sail, setting the endgame in motion and testing the loyalty of his crew to the limits and beyond. Back on Santa Compana, Kate trusts Tom Lowe with a startling request that leaves him minutes to save both their lives. Then in the season ender, "Blackbeard," Fire rains down on Santa Campana as Blackbeard risks all against William Jagger's (guest star Julian Sands) maniacal attack. Lowe must choose between saving the people he loves, the man he admires, and the legacy Edward Teach has built.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as Republic of Pirates

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Parkes/MacDonald Productions
  • Produced by Georgeville Television (GVTV)
  • Produced by Reliance Entertainment
  • Produced by Universal Television


  • - Santa Compana Bahamas