'Black Sails'
(L to R) Actors Luke Arnold, Hannah New, Clara Paget, Zach McGowan and Toby Stephens pose during a photocall for the television series "Black Sails" during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, southeastern France, October 7, 2013. The International film and programme market for TV, video, cable and satellite (MIPCOM) opens from October 7 to October 10 on the French Riviera. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

In a new video released by Starz, the cast of “Black Sails” Season 3 talked about what it was like to film the storm scene in episode 2 of Season 3. The video shows how the set for the storm scene was built and the challenges some of the cast members faced while filming the difficult scene.

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In the first episode, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his crew sailed into a trap set by Captain Benjamin Hornigold (Patrick Lyster), who now works for England after getting his pardon. Flint and his crew were given the choice of either surrender or death, but he chose to run and escape by sailing right into a storm.

The second episode showed how the crew suffered while they were in the storm. In the video, Stephens called it a “sticky situation” for his character and the other pirates.

“The ship is right on our tail and the only way of escaping that we can see is this giant storm that’s been brewing off to the other side,” Luke Arnold (John Silver) said in the video.

Flint appeared to have triumphed over his first challenge in “Black Sails” Season 3 by heading into the storm, as Hornigold did not chase after him into the storm. But, heading into the storm came with its own set of challenges.

“We know going into the storm there’s a good chance we won’t come out alive,” Tom Hopper (Billy Bones) said in the video. Some of the pirates lost their lives in the storm and there is also a scene in which Billy is submerged into the water, as the ship tilts to its side. While Billy manages to hang on to the ship, the pirate below him drowns.

A new ship set was built specifically for the storm scene in “Black Sails” Season 3. Executive producer Dan Shotz called the storm scene as “one of the most exciting things” he has ever done. The producers had to bring a few jet engines from the UK to create the wind and the rain effects for the scene.

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