Tuesday, September 15, 2020

HBO Max Gives Series Order to Period Comedy 'Our Flag Means Death' from David Jenkins and Taika Waititi

HBO Max has today given a series order to the original comedy series Our Flag Means Death created by David Jenkins (People of Earth).

The period comedy is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.

Jenkins will serve as showrunner, with Taika Waititi (What We Do In the Shadows, Jojo Rabbit) set to direct the premiere. They will executive produce with Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted.

"A series concept like this jumps off the page and you can instantly envision every moment," said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. "David and Taika's unique take on Bonnet's rollicking misadventures on the high seas, are sure to thrill and delight audiences everywhere."