Today, Starz unveiled their new drama to compete with the fantasy giant known as Game of Thrones. The series will be a prequel to theRobert Louis Stevenson's book, Treasure Island, and will take place 20 years before the events of the novel. It will follow a young John Silver and Captain Flint as they as they strive to protect their island from what I assume would be the law and each other.
The series is executive produced by the Michael Bay, but the trailer does not make it seem like he has a heavy hand in the direction of the series. Instead it looks like the series may be more influenced by the one of the other executive producers to the show, Jonathan E. Steinberg who produced and wrote for Jericho and Human Target. The pilot episode will debut sometime in 2014 and will be directed byNeil Marshall , who directed an episode of Game of Thrones and a film called The Descent.