Our Flag Means Death - Rhys Darby Cast as Lead By Elvis (January 5, 2021, 7:15 pm)
Rhys Darby (the current Jumanji franchise) is set as the lead in Our Flag Means Death, HBO Max’s period comedy from Oscar winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), writer David Jenkins (People of Earth), Garrett Basch (What We Do in the Shadows) and Dan Halsted.
Bonnet was a moderately wealthy land owner who later turned to a life of crime as a pirate. He bought a sailing vessel, named it Revenge and traveled with his paid crew along the Eastern Seaboard of what is now the United States, capturing other vessels and burning other Barbadian ships.
Created by Jenkins, who also serves as showrunner, Our Flag Means Death is based loosely on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, played by Darby, a well-to-do gentleman farmer and child of wealth who suffers a mid-life crisis and becomes Captain of “the Revenge,” a pirate ship in the early 18th century.