Pirate comedy series Our Flag Means Death has cast five new actors. The series follows the adventures of Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who leaves behind his privileged life to become a pirate.
According to Deadline, the series has added David Fane (Next Goal Wins) as Fang, Joel Fry (Cruella) as Frenchie, Guz Khan (Army of Thieves) as Ivan, Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting) as Buttons, and Matt Maher (Captain Marvel) as Black Pete. The new cast joins Taika Waititi as Blackbeard, Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet, Kristian Nairn as Wee John Feeney, Samson Kayo as Oluwande, Nathan Foad as Lucius, Con O’Neill as Izzy, Vico Ortiz as Bonifacia, and Rory Kinnear as Captain Nigel Badminton and Chauncey Badminton.
Waititi serves as the executive producer and he will direct the pilot of Our Flag Means Death. Series creator David Jenkins expressed how excited he was to have Waititi on board by saying, “Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul, and quite possibly insane. 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.”
Jenkins is also the writer, showrunner, and executive producer alongside executive producers Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted. Our Flag Means Death series was originally ordered at HBO Max in September 2020. Details regarding when it will start filming and when it will debut aren’t announced yet.