Los Angeles – Starz has renewed its upcoming drama Black Sails for a second season in advance of the series’ January 2014 premiere, the network announced Friday at the TCA press tour.
The eight-episode Sails from executive producer Michael Bay centers on a pirate captain and his men and is set 20 years before the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Treasure Island. Production on the 10-episode second season is set to begin in Cape Town, South Africa in November.
Starz also announced it will air the U.K. musical drama miniseries Dancing on the Edge, which will have its U.S. television premiere in October 2013. The 1930s-set jazz drama stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Goode
Additional, the network said it would preview new drama series The White Queen following Magic City’s season two finale on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. The 10-episode limited series is based on the novels by Philippa Gregory.