SDCC 2013: Composer Bear McCreary to Give Special Performance at Starz’s Black Sails Screening

Starz has announced a second venture with Emmy nominated Composer Bear McCreary who will serve as series musical composer for the highly anticipated Michael Bay produced pirate drama Black Sails, which will premiere in January 2014.

To add to the overwhelming excitement and response to the news that fans at Comic-Con 2013 will get an exclusive chance to view the first episode of Black Sails, Starz has now added a special performance with series musical Composer Bear McCreary to kick off the screening Thursday night in San Diego.

McCreary will join previously announced cast members Zach McGowan, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Mark Ryan, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and series creators Jonathan Steinberg and Robert Levine at the event.

The pirate adventure Black Sails centers on the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver (Luke Arnold). Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.

Zach McGowan stars as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Vane’s right hand; Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence; Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Mr. Scott, Eleanor’s retainer and right hand, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence; Mark Ryan as Gates, Captain Flint’s Quartermaster and most senior member of his crew, Clara Paget as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (“Merlin”) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint’s ship.

Black Sails will debut with an eight-episode season in January 2014, exclusively on STARZ.

Thursday, July 18th at 8:30pm
Reading Cinemas, 701 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
Fans can RSVP at: http://www.starz.com/originals/blacksails/rsvp

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