Probably the only Black Sails/Outlander crossover we’re likely to get lol but loved getting to hear that wee piece of music, knowing it was written before it was intended/destined to be Outlander’s iconic theme.
Can I just give a shoutout to the casting director(s) of Black Sails, I mean these actors keep slaying me and the season 3 and 4 additions of the Maroon people and slave revolt storylines, respectively, what??! Perfectly cast.
Also did anyone notice that Bear McCreary composed both the opening themes for Black Sails and the Walking Dead? He also composed all the other scores for the show. So if you ship on both shows, here is the bridging connection lol. Why am I not surprised though, both opening credits have already received iconic status in my book.
Lastly, is it just me, or isn’t it strange that we don’t get to see Zethu Dlomo’s name in the opening credits? Take the actor who used to play her father, Mr. Scott, for example. He was always credited in the opening credits. Even the guy that plays Israel Hands is being credited in the opening credits. As far as I’m concerned she’s a lead character as of this season, so she deserves it. But we still only see her name in the closing credits, I mean who’s gonna notice that?
“It repeats over and over, and in fact in the pilot episode, you start hearing it before the main title begins, and this is something that continues episode to episode. You hear the main title music before the main title begins, so you know it’s coming. That, to me, was the little hook – that little thing that, whenever you hear it, it takes you to the series.” - Bear McCreary