“He kills with…. kindness!”
Taika Waititi never disappoints his audience. You’d be living in a hole if you haven’t heard the name Taika Waititi. Waititi’s latest TV project, a pirate comedy, Our Flag Means Death, starring Rhys Darby as “gentleman pirate” Stede Bonnet, and Waititi himself, released its brand new trailer, and we can’t contain our excitement! Announced earlier this year, Our Flag Means Death will reunite What We Do in the Shadows co-stars Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby.
Waititi and Darby will act together in the six-episode television show, with Waititi also executive producing. Waititi, who won the adapted screenplay Oscar at the 2020 Academy Awards for Jojo Rabbit, is also directing the pilot episode. The plot follows Stede Bonnet as he goes from living an aristocratic life to becoming the captain of the pirate ship Revenge after a midlife crisis in 1717.
Here’s what you need to know about the HBO Max comedy Our Flag Means Death:
What is the release date for Our Flag Means Death?
A total of ten episodes of Our Flag Means Death will be aired on HBO Max; the first three will arrive on March 3, followed by three more on March 10, then two each on March 17 and 24.
Our Flag Means Death Cast Members: Who’s in it?
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Our Flag Means Death will star Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet. Taika Waititi will star as the infamous Captain Blackbeard. If these two are not enough to entice you to watch the show, the other cast members include, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Matt Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill, Guz Khan, David Fane, Rory Kinnear, Samba Schutte, Nat Faxon, Fred Armisen, and Leslie Jones.
Our Flag Means Death Plot: What’s it about?
After leaving behind an aristocratic lifestyle, Stede Bonnet is on a crazy journey to become a full-fledged pirate. During this time, he befriends the infamous captain, Blackbeard. Based loosely on Stede Bonnet’s adventures at sea, the show will also explore the alliance between Bonnet and Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard.
Here’s the official synopsis provided by HBO Max:
The unique new comedy is loosely based on the true adventures of 18th-century would-be pirate, Stede Bonnet, played by Rhys Darby. After trading in his comfortable life for one of a buccaneer, Stede becomes captain of a pirate ship but struggles to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew. Bonnet Stede’s fortunes change after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard, played by Taika Waititi.
Where can you watch Our Flag Means Death?
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The show consists of 10 episodes and will premiere exclusively on HBO Max on March 3, followed by three more episodes on March 10, two episodes on March 17, and the two final episodes on March 24.
Our Flag Means Death Trailer:
The trailer released yesterday highlights Bonnet’s crazy adventure in the sea, along with some hilarious jokes.