Netflix fans can't wait for ‘perfect 10/10' series that’s ‘better than Game of Thrones’

With Games of Thrones’ latest spin off show pushed in to the long grass, it’s time to focus on something else.

And a show coming to Netflix could be just the medicine, with fans saying its even better than the George R. R. Martin masterpiece.

Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington, this week confirmed that the planned spin off starring his character is currently not happening.

A rumoured spin-off alongside the amazing House of the Dragon, it was set to focus on Snow in the aftermath of the Game of Thrones series as he heads north of The Wall.

For those unaware, the Game of Thrones universe is full of all things dragons, noble families, blood, guts, sex, and magic. Sounds almost like a Red Hot Chili Peppers album.

But with the team behind the planned HBO show unable to agree on the direction it should take, it’s no longer in active development.

Fear not, though.

Firstly, the hugely anticipated second season of House of the Dragon is really close.

Before then, it’s time to focus on another show that fans say is better than Game of Thrones itself.

Better than Game of Thrones according to fans (David Bloomer/Starz Entertainment, LLC)

Better than Game of Thrones according to fans (David Bloomer/Starz Entertainment, LLC)

Described as a bit of a ‘hidden gem’ in a very crowded and extremely fruitful gold era of television, the show we’re on about is Black Sails.

A prequel to the iconic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, the STARZ original programme tells the ‘tales of Captain Flint, who has a reputation throughout the West Indies as being the most brilliant, most feared of all the Golden Age pirates’.

Set in 1715, the show follows Flint as he ‘fights for the survival of New Providence Island’; a paradise for pirates, thieves, sex workers, and those seeking riches.

With threats from invading Spanish and British forces by sea, Flint teams up with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin.

“But standing in the way are rival captains, Eleanor’s intrusive father, and perhaps the bigger obstacle of all: John Silver, a young, fast-talking, authority-flouting sailor recently added to Flint’s crew,” the synopsis says.

Black Sails aired form 2014 until 2017, with four seasons to enjoy starring Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, and Jessica Parker Kennedy.

Executive producer on the show was Michael Bay, known for blockbusters including Armageddon, Pearl Harbour, and the Transformers series.

The show was originally meant to come to Netflix on 1 January, but this has now been pushed back.

It’ll now come to the platform on 17 April, so only one week to wait.

Black Sails is loved by viewers (David Bloomer/Starz Entertainment, LLC)

Black Sails is loved by viewers (David Bloomer/Starz Entertainment, LLC)

One fan tweeted: “Black Sails is finally on Netflix and if you haven’t seen it it’s better than Game of Thrones, it’s a proper 10/10 show.”

“I’ll never stop recommending Black Sails. It’s basically Game of Thrones but with pirates,” a second added

Another said: “At its best its way better than average GoT episode, but the best GoT eps are better. The large budget difference and broader cast helps keep GoT better on average but BS has its own strengths.

“It also truly wears its ‘no heroes’ badge well, with everyone really out for themselves, whereas GoT morphed into a good vs evil eventually.”

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