Spike TV's pirate hunters series needs Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp


Jack Sparrow. Now


a pirate you can root for.

The Spike television network wasted no time in announcing - barely a day after that daring rescue of an American sea captain - that it has a deal in place for a show about adventures on the high seas.

Producers apparently had been talking to the Navy about it for months, but the deal was sealed just last week while the standoff with pirates who had taken Capt.

Richard Phillips

hostage was ongoing.

The show will follow the everyday work of the Navy as it patrols the dangerous waters off the African coast.

| Lisa Gutierrez, The Star