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Is Black Sails coming to Netflix? Everything we know - or don't know - so far

If you're dying to binge this pirate series on Netflix, here's what we know so far

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The golden age of piracy has long been a fascinating setting for both drama and action. Dating back to Treasure Island through to the seemingly endless adventures of Luffy and the Straw Hats in One Piece, stories about pirates have always been popular. Though it has been off the air for more than five years, fans of the historical adventure series Black Sails were excited when it was reported that the show was coming to Netflix in January 2024, making it even easier to binge the popular show.

Except, Black Sails didn’t make it to Netflix on January 1, 2024, as fans had hoped. More than a month later, the show still wasn’t on the streaming service and there was no indication it would be anytime soon. So, what happened? It is hard to say, really.

What we know so far is that multiple sites reported back in December 2023 that the Starz show would be coming to Netflix at the start of the year. Where exactly these reports started is tough to say, but they seem to have been first written about on What’s on Netflix, with an article citing that the release date was listed in the Netflix app (Black Sails is currently not listed in the Netflix app at all). Since the January 1 deadline has come and gone without Black Sails being added to Netflix, the site has updated its news article saying that release dates from Netflix often change and that the show would be added “eventually”.

However, it is worth noting that there hasn’t been any confirmation from Netflix itself that Black Sails will be added to its library anytime soon. Not that we wouldn’t love to see it happen, of course. Black Sails was ahead of its time in many ways and features a cast full of faces you’ll recognize even if their name doesn’t ring a bell on its own. We just can’t confirm the rumors that Black Sails is coming to Netflix at all, let alone in the next few months. If you’re looking to stream Black Sails in the meantime, your best bet is to catch it through Amazon Prime Video. The first season is included in your subscription while subsequent seasons can be viewed with a STARZ add-on package.

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