Certain panel presentations have proved more fruitful than others at this year’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, and Starz’s is one that has left us with several interesting bits of news. To start, it has renewed Black Sails for a fourth season, and has signed on to develop Havana Quartet with Antonio Banderas. (The premium network is hoping to film in Havana, but whether or not that will be possible remains to be seen).
Starz is also getting into the binge-watching game (started by Netflix, toed-at by NBC), and will release its (really intense-looking) ballet miniseries Flesh and Bone as well as the final season of DaVinci’s Demons online and on-demand in full after their initial premiere. It’s a smart move to try and get Flesh and Bone picked up by the zeitgeist, and DaVinci’s full release will be satisfying for fans ready to consume the show’s last episodes.
We also are getting to see our first image of Lucy Lawless as “Ruby” from Ash vs. Evil Dead, which will premiere October 31st. Starz also released a new trailer for Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart, which you can see below (along with a new poster and the Lucy Lawless image). Blunt Talk premieres August 22nd at 9 p.m.