Even though Talk Like A Pirate Day has long since passed, that’s not preventing former House star Hugh Laurie from eyeballing a new TV project that would see him flying the Jolly Roger.

According to Deadline.com, Laurie is in negotiations with NBC to star in a swashbuckling new series called Crossbones, with Laurie playing legendary pirate Blackbeard.

As Deadline.com reports, the 10-episode series is set in 1715 on a small island ruled where “the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on earth — and a mounting threat to international commerce.”