Wednesday, February 16, 2022

HBO Max Unveils Premiere Date for New Comedy 'Our Flag Means Death' Starring Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi

HBO Max has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original comedy series Our Flag Means Death starring Rhys Darby (Wrecked) and Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit).

The 10-episode first season will premiere on Thursday, March 3 with its first three episodes. The season then continues with three episodes on March 10, two episodes on March 17, and concludes with two episodes on March 24.

The unique comedy is (very) loosely based on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate, Stede Bonnet (Darby). After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede becomes captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede's fortunes change after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard (Waititi). Stede and crew attempt to get their ship together and survive life on the high seas.

In addition to Darby and Waititi, the comedy stars 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.

David Jenkins created the comedy. He executive produces with Waititi (who also directs), Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted.