Our Flag Means Death Trailer Reveals the Comedic Side of Hacking

Life on the seven seas is full of laughter if you set sail with Taika Waititiit is Our flag means death. The new HBO Max series has an impressive roster of comedic actors led by Rhys Darby (What we do in the shadows), who plays Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat trying to become a pirate.

We haven’t learned much about this series yet beyond casting news, but that all changed today with HBO Max’s new trailer for the series. Although the clip is short, it confirms that Our flag means death has Waititi’s sense of humor as ballast, and the stellar cast brings everything they have to this maritime comedy adventure.

Check out the teaser below:

Did you catch the slew of actors that make up this swashbuckling ensemble? In addition to Darby, Our flag means death features Waititi as “Black beard– the most feared and revered pirate in history. We see Waititi in full Blackbeard attire at the very end of the teaser, where he calls Darby’s Stede “a posh man with a posh ship who travels with a brigade of fools.”

As for that brigade of fools? The rest of the ensemble cast includes Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), David Fane (Net goals won), Nat Faxon (Your college friends), Nathan Foad, Joel Fry (Cruel), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Samson Kayo, Guz Khan (army of thieves), Rory Kinnear, Matt Maher (Captain Marvel), Kristian Nairn (game of thrones), Con O’Neill, Samba Schutte (sunny side), and Vico Ortiz.

We also see many of these actors in the teaser, including Jones picking Stede’s nose with a knife and calling him an idiot (it seems the series’ guideline is that Stede’s hacking abilities are much lower average).

Our flag means death is produced by Waititi and has David Jenkins on board as the show’s creator and showrunner. While we don’t have a specific release date yet, we do know the show premieres on HBO Max in March 2022.