Black Sails: Why Flint is So Dangerous Now

Black Sails returned last week for Season 3 with a big episode that caught us up with the characters and showed that Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) is in a very dark place, following the murder of Miranda Barlow (Louise Barnes) last season – grimly moving from port to port and killing those he sees as his enemies, with no mercy for anyone who gets in his way.

I spoke to Stephens about Flint’s mindset, his current peace with his former enemy, Vane (Zach McGowan) and more, including a massive storm sequence in the next episode of Black Sails, airing Saturday night.

A year ago, I was on a visit to the set of Black Sails in South Africa, watching Stephens get absolutely drenched, as machinery shot a never-ending deluge of water at him, backed by huge fans to blow the water forward, and I was very curious what it was like to film such an intense sequence – one that took many days to complete.

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