First air date
May 30, 2014
A new twist on the legend of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard, the series focuses on the man behind the pirate image and the empire he built. Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard on the high seas, is not only a feared pirate, but also the leader of New Providence, an unconventional island in the Bahamas where theft is celebrated and outlaws can find a safe harbor. Some are unhappy with his rule though and plot to have him assassinated. Tom Lowe is the assassin sent to relieve Blackbeard of his command, but as he gets closer to his target, Lowe finds himself understanding the way he works more and more and admiring the man he is supposed to kill.