“Our Flag Means Death’s Blackbeard” is HBO Max’s new series, in which ‘Our Flag’ stands for ‘death’. The main actor of the series is Rhys Darby. He is also famous for his roles in Jumanji: The Next Level and Flight of the Conchords, and many other films.
This series will be a period comedy TV series that will premiere on March 3, 2022, on HBO Max. This series was created by David Jenkins and Taika Waititi, who is also a co-star. The show is based on real-life adventures in the 18th century of Sted Bonnet played by Rhys Darby, who left his privileged life and went for pirate adventures and is counted as one of the most dangerous pirates.
What Do Critics Have to Say About The Show?
Like any other show or movie, critics and their reviews are divided on this series as well. Some have the view that the said show claims itself as a comedy, but it is not as funny, and one should not expect plenty of laughs from the show.
Viewers who have set their bars high on the comic timing might get disheartened after watching the show. The portrayal of the main character is also not seen as adequate. These are the reviews of the one side of the spectrum, there are others as well, who liked everything about the show, the timing, characters, portrayal of the protagonist, and mainly the timing of comedy.
Now it is up to the viewers and their personal preferences. Go watch the show yourself, and then decide whether it was worth your time or not. Now, let us tell you other details about the show before you watch the show.
The Cast of the Show
The main cast of the show is Rhys Darby playing Stede Bonnet, Kristian Nairn as Wee John Feeney, Nathan Foad playing Lucius, Taika Waititi playing Blackbeard, Samson kayo as Oluwande, Guz khan as Ivan, Joel Fry as Frenchie, David Fane as Fang, Ewen Bremner as Buttons, Vico Ortiz as Bonifacia, Con O’Neil as Izzy, Rory Kinnear as Captain Nigel Badminton and Chauncey Badminton, and Mathew Maher playing Black Pete. There is a repetitive cast as well, such as Nik Kroll, Kristen Schall, Samba Schutte, and many more.
The Storyline of the Show
This story dates back to 1717 when a wealthy landowner and a retired British army major left his riches, family, wife, children and became a pirate captain. He has no qualifications and is not the right fit, and made up his mind just by reading books about pirates. Also, he is shown stealing a dead plant in his first raid from a fisherman and wishing him luck. He is far from things like fights, bloodshed, or the basics of piracy. He gradually went on with adventures and became the gentleman Pirate.
Episodes to Watch
There will be a total of 10 episodes, first episode titled “Pilot” will be aired on March 3, 2022. The first three episodes will air on 3rd March and the next 2 on 17th March. The last 2 episodes will come on 24th March.