Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage from the upcoming NBC 'pirate' TV pilot "Crossbones", starring Richard Coyle ("Prince Of Persia") as 'Tom Lowe' opposite John Malkovich ("Shadow Of The Vampire") as 'Edward Teach' aka 'Blackbeard', airing May 30, 2014:
Creator of the potential series is Neil Cross (Luther") for Universal TV producers Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold.
Claire Foy ("Season Of The Witch") plays 'Kate', a Governor's daughter, now a pirate for Blackbeard and Tracy Ifeachor ("Doctor Who") plays another female member of Blackbeard's formidable cut-throat crew.
"...it's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, 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', is sent to the buccaneers' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. 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..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Crossbones"...