Richard Coyle and Claire Foy have joined the cast of NBC’s Crossbones.
The pirate drama has been devised by Luther creator Neil Cross and will star John Malkovich as Blackbeard – real name Edward Teach.
Coyle – will play Tom Lowe, an undercover assassin who targets Teach, Deadline reports.
Foy (Upstairs Downstairs) will play Lowe’s love interest, a pirate on Blackbeard’s crew.
Crossbones is set in 1715, with Blackbeard reigning over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors
The ten-part series – with a premiere directed by Hannibal’s David Slade – will debut on NBC in 2014.
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