Crossbones (TV series)

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Genre Drama
Created by Neil Cross
Written by Neil Cross
Starring John Malkovich
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Neil Cross
Walter Parkes
Laurie MacDonald
Ted Gold
Production company(s) Universal Television
Parkes / MacDonald Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original channel NBC
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
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Crossbones is an upcoming American television series on the NBC network. The series is a fictionalization of the life of the pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach[1] in and around the island of New Providence in The Bahamas. The show was created by Neil Cross, creator of the British television series Luther, and whose television writing credits include Spooks and Doctor Who.

The network announced the series in May 2012 with a straight-to-series commitment.[2] Ten episodes were ordered, with production beginning in Puerto Rico on October 15, 2013.[3] It was originally supposed to be a part of NBC's midseason schedule, but was later pushed to summer.[4] The series will premiere on May 30, 2014.[5]

The series is based on the book The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard.[6]

Georgeville Television, which had been participating as a production company, dropped out of the project.[7]



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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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1 1 David Slade[10] Neil Cross[10] May 30, 2014 (2014-05-30)[5]


  1. ^ "Crossbones About the Show". Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "NBC Post-Upfront Wrap-Up: '30 Rock' Indeed to End; 'The Voice' Returns September 10". The Futon Critic. May 14, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ 'Crossbones' To Film In Puerto Rico: How Will New NBC Show Boost Puerto Rican Economy?
  4. ^ Crossbones - Pushed to Summer 2014
  5. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (March 25, 2014). "NBC Announces Summer Premiere Dates for 'Crossbones', 'Undateable', 'The Night Shift', 'Taxi Brooklyn' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 14, 2012). "NBC Greenlights Pirate Drama From 'Luther' Creator". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ The Futon Critic Staff. "Breaking News". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Marechal, AJ (March 11, 2013). "NBC's 'Crossbones' to Sail With John Malkovich at Helm". Variety. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie. "Richard Coyle To Star In NBC’s ‘Crossbones’". Deadline. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 12, 2013). "David Slade To Direct First Episode Of NBC Drama Series ‘Crossbones’". Deadline. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 

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