HBO Max has released the trailer for “Our Flag Means Death”, a pirate comedy series produced by filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”). He also directs two episodes and participates in the production as Blackbeard, who in the preview doesn’t reveal his face.
The series revolves around the adventures of pirate Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who gave up a life full of money to become a pirate alongside the infamous Blackbeard. For his refined upbringing, he was known as “The Gentleman Pirate”.
The role of Bonnet is played by Rhys Darby (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”) and the cast also includes Fred Armisen (“Schmigadoon!”), Nat Faxon (“The Conners”), Leslie Jones (“Ghostbusters”). ”), Ewen Bremner (“Trainspotting”), Joel Fry (“Cruella”), Kristian Nairn (“Game of Thrones”) and Eden Grace Redfield (“Andy Mack”), among others.
The series was developed by David Jenkins (creator of “People of Earth”), who serves as writer, showrunner and co-producer alongside Waititi – and the duo Garrett Basch (“What We Do in the Shadows”) and Dan Halsted (also from “People of Earth”).
The premiere will take place in March.