Starz took the stage today at the Televisions Critics Association summer press tour and made major news in regard to a pair of new shows.
First, the network announced a renewal of Black Sails... six months before the drama (a prequel of sorts to Treasure Island) premieres.
"[Executive producers] Michael Bay, Jon Steinberg and their teams delivered a spectacular first season of Black Sails, and we are incredibly proud of everyone's work," said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. "Based on the strong fan response to the preview screening at last week's Comic-Con, we felt an early order for a second season would allow the writers, cast and crew enough time and space to continue crafting such unique and epic storytelling."
Second, Starz released a new extended trailer for The White Queen, which premieres on August 10 and which is a period piece told through the eyes of Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville.