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THE PIRATE SCOURGE

Historians call Woodes Rogers the privateer and pirate hunter responsible for taming the Bahamas by stamping out the pirates to bring the island nation under British rule. To accomplish this feat in Black Sails, Rogers (played by Luke Roberts) grants pardons to the pirates sailing out of Nassau – as well Eleanor Guthrie (Hannah New), whose help he enlists to complete the transition. He asks her to provide the names of those who will resist British rule. She only gives him one – Charles Vane – but Rogers will soon discover that bringing British rule to Nassau will be no easy task. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans an opportunity to claim four distinctive rings worn on-screen by Rogers during the third and fourth seasons – all are gold or bronze and black in color (click here to see the rings) – and fitting of a nobleman with the heart of a sailor. Don’t miss your chance to claim this unique piece of Black Sails treasure by clicking here for more information, photos and to get in on the bidding today!

 

‘Black Sails’ Luke Roberts to Star in ‘Ransom’

Luke Roberts will star in 'Ransom' Series

Black Sails star Luke Roberts (Woodes Rogers) is set to start in CBS and Entertainment One’s ‘Ransom’. Filming will begin soon in both Canada and Europe with the producers currently aiming for a 2017 premiere. Season one of the series will have 13, hour-long episodes.

‘Ransom’ follows the life of crisis and hostage negotiator, Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts). He and his team serve as the final measure when a mission is deemed a failure by any other means. Eric is extremely astute when it comes to reading criminals. He uses this insight to rectify some of the most difficult ransom and kidnapping cases in the world, and he hates to resort to violence as a solution.

His apparent knack for human psychology may help him at work, but it doesn’t always help his relationships with family and friends. It’s hard for people in his life to decipher whether he is being genuine, or whether he is just trying to get something that he wants.

We’ll see soon enough what Ransom has in store! Stay tuned for more updates from VIP.