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Our Flag Means Death: Everything we know so far

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Our Flag Means Death is an upcoming period comedy television series created by David Jenkins. It is set to air on HBO Max. Semi-based on the story of Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who abandons his life to become a pirate.

The HBO Max pirate comedy series “Our Flag Means Death” has five new additions to its cast: Ewen Bremner, David Fane, Guz Khan, Matt Maher, and Joel Fry, most recently seen in Disney’s “Cruella.” They will be joined alongside previously announced members Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Rory Kinnear, Con O’Neill Vico Ortiz, and “Flight of the Conchords” alum and series lead Rhys Darby.

Plot Summary

“Our Flag Means Death” is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate. The show was originally ordered at HBO Max in September 2020. The pirate comedy hails from writer, showrunner, and executive producer David Jenkins. Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted also serve as executive producers along with Taika Waititi, who will direct the pilot as well in addition to playing Blackbeard, history’s most infamous and feared buccaneer.


  • Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet
  • Taika Waititi as Blackbeard
  • Kristian Nairn as Wee John Feeney
  • Nathan Foad as Lucius
  • Samson Kayo as Oluwande
  • Rory Kinnear as Captain Nigel Badminton and Chauncey Badminton
  • Con O’Neill as Izzy
  • Vico Ortiz as Bonifacia
  • Ewen Bremner as Buttons
  • David Fane as Fang
  • Joel Fry as Frenchie
  • Guz Khan as Ivan
  • Matthew Maher as Black Pet
Our Flag Means Death': Taika Waititi To Produce And Direct HBO Max Pirate  Comedy Series - Entertainment

Source: Mashable


The series was given a straight-to-series order by HBO Max in September 2020. Taika Waititi, who’ll executive produce the series, will also direct the pilot episode, which is expected to film after Waititi completes production on Thor: Love and Thunder. In January 2021, Rhys Darby was cast to star in the series. Waititi joined the cast to play Blackbeard in April. In June, Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Rory Kinnear, Con O’Neill, and Vico Ortiz were added to the cast, with Ewen Bremner, David Fane, Joel Fry, Guz Khan, and Matthew Maher added in July.

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Jenkins announced the start of filming on June 14, 2021.


Release Date

Currently, HBO Max has not set a premiere date for “Our Flag Means Death.” Furthermore, the wait for the first episode of “Our Flag Means Death” could be a bit longer than one might expect.

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