>> TV series “Our Flag Means Death
>> The year is 1717. Wealthy land-owner Stede Bonnet has a midlife crisis and decides to blow up his cushy life to become a pirate. It does not go well. Based on a true story.
- Creator: David Jenkins
- Starring: Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz
- TV Network: Max
- Premiere Date: Mar 3, 2022
- Genre: Comedy
- Executive producers: David Jenkins, Taika Waititi, Garrett Basch, Dan Halsted
Our Flag Means Death” is a historical comedy television series developed by David Jenkins. The show is loosely based on the life of Stede Bonnet, a real-life historical figure who was a wealthy Barbadian landowner who turned to piracy in the early 18th century.
The title of the show itself is a reference to the flag flown by Stede Bonnet, which was a simple Jolly Roger with a skull and crossbones.
The show follows the comedic adventures of the character loosely based on Bonnet, played by Taika Waititi. It features a mix of history and humor, exploring the pirate’s escapades and misadventures on the high seas.