David Slade To Direct First Episode Of NBC Drama Series ‘Crossbones’

EXCLUSIVE: Feature and TV director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipseis set to direct the opening episode of the upcoming NBC pirate drama Crossbones starring John Malkovich. Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross and producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Cross wrote the script and is executive producing with Parkes, MacDonald and Ted Gold for Parkes/MacDonald Prods; Georgeville TV; and Universal V. This is the latest high-profile NBCUni drama with straight-to-series order whose first episode Slade has been tasked with directing. He helmed the opener of NBC’s Hannibal, on which he has served as executive producer and directed multiple episodes, and is doing the same for Helix, Syfy‘s upcoming series from Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore.

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Comments (2)

  • He is an amazing director. What a fantastic choice!!

    Comment by congrats — Monday August 12, 2013 @ 9:37pm PDT  
  • Ugh. Gets in the way of the material. Directed the only boring episode ever of Breaking Bad. Hard Candy had its moments, I guess. Too clever by half.

    Comment by Film Fan — Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 10:23pm PDT  

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