Taika Waititi to create pirate comedy for HBO Max

HBO has ordered a pirate comedy from the prolific and ubiquitous Taika Waititi. To be called Our Flag Means Death, the show will be written by David Jenkins (People of Earth) and Garrett Basch (The Night Of, What We Do in the Shadows).

Our Flag Means Death is based loosely on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate in the early 18th century.

Waititi will executive produce and direct the pilot. Jenkins executive produces with Basch and Dan Halsted. Plans are for the first episode to be shot after Waititi finishes production on Thor: Love and Thunder, which he wrote and directs.

If Waititi, Basch, and Jenkins can do for pirates what What We Do in the Shadows did for vampires, I am all in.

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