Jojo Rabbit Oscar winner Taika Waititi is playing another role in the comedy HBO Max. Our flag means death.In addition to serving as executive producer and pilot director, Waititi will star opposite Ris Darby in a series from writer David Jenkins (People of the world), Garrett Bach (What we do in the shadows) And Dan Halsted
Created by Jenkins, who also serves as a showrunner. Our flag means death. Based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his privileged life to be a pirate.
Waititi will play Blackbeard, the most feared and revered pirate in history.
“Our blackbeard is a legend, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic spirit, and maybe a little crazy,” says Jenkins. big We were too excited to measure, he decided to grow a beard. ”
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Waititi executives produced and will also direct pilots.Jenkins executives produced in collaboration with Basch and Halsted.
Bonnet was a moderately wealthy landowner who later turned to a life of crime as a pirate. He bought a sailboat called Revenge and traveled with a paying crew along the eastern seaboard, now the United States, capturing other ships and burning other Barbados ships.
Waititi’s 2019 Writer, Director and Film Actor Jojo Rabbit It received six Oscar nominations, including best picture, and earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He has also directed award winning movies. Thor: Ragnarok For Disney and indie movies Hunt for the savages, what we do in the shadows, boy. And an Oscar-nominated short film Two cars one night
On television, Waititi directed the season 1 finale of Mandalorian For Disney +, where he also voiced IG-11, and he served as executive producer on the TV adaptation. What we do in the shadowsWhich he directed many episodes
Waititi is in the process after filming. Next goal wins. For Searchlight Pictures, which he co-wrote with Iain Morris, directed and produced, based on the 2015 documentary and in a production for Disney’s. Thor: Love and Lightning Waititi co-created and will executive produce the upcoming comedy series FX. Book dog And it can be seen in a new 20th Century Studios feature. Free men
Waititi is represented by CAA and Manage-ment.