Last year, it was reported that Hugh Laurie may become Captain Blackbeard for NBC’s summer series CROSSBONES, but that’s not the case anymore.
TVline heard that the role has now gone to John Malkovich
Malkovich will play pirate Blackbeard, who was previously portrayed by Ian McShane in Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
CROSSBONES is a 10-episode series from writer Neil Cross, producers Walter Parkes and Laruie MacDonald.
The story is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence
Pirate Edward Teach a.k.a Blakcbeard reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant Sailors.