Taika Waititi will be taking part in a new comedy series for HBO Max, Our Flag Means Death, which he will also executive produce and direct the pilot.
The series, which was written by David Jenkins, Garrett Basch, and Dan Halsted, “ is based loosely on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.” Waititi will be starring opposite him as the infamous pirate Blackbeard.
“Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul and quite possibly insane,” said Jenkins. “Only one man could play this role, and that is the great Taika Waititi. We’re thrilled beyond measure he’s decided to don the beard.”
No word on when the series will hit HBO Max. But after seeing what Waititi did with the brilliant Oscar winner JoJo Rabbit back in 2019, we can’t wait to see what he does here!