Blackbeard's pirates sail our way in NBC's new series Crossbones

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

We've already gotten our first look at NBC's new fall schedule, but it seems the folks at the Peacock have at least one more fantasy series surprise. Ahoy, mateys—don't forget about the new pirate project Crossbones.

In addition to all those other neat series they have coming up this fall, NBC has now added 10 episodes of Crossbones, a pirate series from Luther creator Neil Cross.

Check out the show's official description below:

It's 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.

To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can't help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds - and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard's rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness - a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.

What do you think: Do we need more pirates on the small screen?

(Via NBC)

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