'Black Sails'
Actors Jessica Parker Kennedy, Luke Arnold and Zach McGowan (R) participate in the Starz "Black Sails" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 9, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

A behind the scenes video of “Black Sails” Season 4 has been released online. The video teases some of the scenes that the fans will get to see on the show, and also shows the filming process and production challenges the cast and crew faced while filming the new season as well as the ones that have aired already.

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The video has been posted on the official Facebook page of the popular TV series. Toby Schmitz (Rackham) revealed that there will be an action sequence right in the first scene of the premiere episode. Co-executive Producer Jonathan E. Steinberg revealed that the team “massively expanded” the underwater stunts for this opening scene.

The one notable character who will get into trouble in the fight is Long John Silver (Luke Arnold). The scene in the video shows the character struggling to use a rope ladder due to his metallic peg leg. A canon will blow the side of the ship and the character is dragged down into the water, with his leg trapped in the rope.

Describing how this scene for “Black Sails” Season 4 was filmed, Arnold said that the scene is a “prolonged, excruciating journey of him trying to survive that experience.” The actor joked that for him personally it has also been a “prolonged, excruciating journey trying to film it.”

The scene was filmed in a huge tank, with crew members ready to give Arnold air, if he gave the signal. However, the actor said that at the back of his mind there was always this fear about what would happen if the crew members don’t reach him in time. After all that effort, the actor feels that the scene is going to look “fantastic.”

“Black Sails” Season 4 is expected to focus on the rise of Long John Silver as the Pirate King. As the show is coming to an end next year, the fans are eagerly waiting for confirmation about a spin-off series.

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