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Hugh Laurie for Crossbones Pirate Series
House to play a pirate?
By Robert T. Trate
November 22, 2012
Crossbones a new TV Series for NBC is based on Colin Woodard's book The Republic of Pirates
Hugh Laurie (House) is in talks with NBC for the lead of the new pirate series Crossbones.The series is being spearheaded byNeil Cross (Luther) and feature producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. If Hugh Laurie would sign on for the series he would play none other than Blackbeard.
The Series Details: The 10-episode Crossbones is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on earth — and a mounting threat to international commerce.
Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.