Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Walking Dead and the first two Terminator movies, is developing a pirate show for FX. Port Royal makes us think about a hardcore TVMA version of Pirates of the Caribbean. Hurd indeed promised some ship faring action, and even some sexy wenches.
“We’ll be going out on ships but mostly we’ll be based where they interacted with the townspeople, with politicians, with the women of ill repute,” Hurd said at the Saturn Awards, where she accepted The Walking Dead’s award for Best TV Presentation from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.
It’s FX, the network of The Shield, nip/tuck and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They picked the baddest pirate port of legend. “This is Port Royal in the late 1600s, early 1700s when it was known as the richest and wickedest city on earth,” Hurd described.
Scott Rosenbaum is writing the pilot for Port Royal.