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Crossbones or: Blackbeard with white beard?

Uskok July 7, 2014 User blog:Uskok

Ok, mates, the trailer for the upcoming pirate-themed tv series Crossbones is out. The series is set in 1715, during the Golden Age of Piracy, and as you probably know, the main villain in the series is Blackbeard, played by the famous actor John Malkovich. The series is based on the book The Republic of Pirates, which was written by Colin Woodard. In the trailer everything looks nice, from filthy pirates and salty wenches to locations, ships, etc. However, there is one thing that troubles me. In this incarnation, Blackbeard has no hair on his head, and he has a short, white beard. What kind of "Blackbeard" is that? This series hasn't even started yet, and I already think I don't like it.

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