Monday, May 6, 2013

Swashbucklers on the Telly

Bayuca is the blog I hope RBE grows up to be someday - it's consistently one of my favorite reads on the intrewebs.

Today's post (in Spanish) contains some exciting news for fans of swashbucklers, with no less than four series in development for television: BBC is producing a new The Three Musketeers series for 2014: Starz is working on Black Sails, a prequel of sorts to Treasure Island featuring the exploits of Captain Flint and his crew, also for 2014; NBC is producing Crossbones, another pirate series; and a Captain Alatriste series is being prepared in Spain, with anticipated release in other countries as well.

I think I'm gonna need to upgrade my DVR.

6 comments:

  1. Huh - I just finished reading The Republic of Pirates, so Crossbones is of particular interest. Thanks for the heads-up!

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    1. If you enjoyed The Republic of Pirates, you may also want to check out Pirate Utopias, by Peter Lamborn Wilson.

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  2. I read about the BBC Musketeers a couple of days ago - given the high quality of the majority of BBC's adaptions of classic literature, I have high hopes for that one (and I really, really need to pay for a decent proxy that will allow me to stream it at the BBC homepage).
    Well, and John Malkovich as Blackbeard, who can argue with that.

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    1. "Well, and John Malkovich as Blackbeard, who can argue with that."

      Not I.

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  3. Exciting. I really want to see the Alatriste series.

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