Oscar-winning Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi has been cast as infamous pirate Blackbeard on HBO’s regular comedy series Max Our flag means death. He Joins Rhys Darby (Flight of the ConchordsIn the series.
Our flag means death is “loosely based on the real-life adventures of Stede Bonnet (Darby), a well-off gentleman farmer from a wealthy family who, after going through a midlife crisis, chooses to leave and become the captain of Revenge, a pirate ship in the early 18th century. “
“Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul and perhaps insane,” said David Jenkins, creator of the series. “Only one man can play this role, and that’s the great Taika Waititi. We are very happy that he decided to put on the beard. “
Jenkins created the series and writes, produces and shows the series, while Waititi also executive produces and directs the pilot. Also executive producers are Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted.
Waititi is currently filming the next entry in Marvel’s Thor franchise Thor: Love and Thunder starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson in their MCU roles as Thor, Jane Foster and Valkyrie.
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