Two personalities from New Zealand are about to set their ships afloat.
The new trailer for HBO Max’s comedy series has the two actors riding a pirate ship and following their story “Our Flag Means Death.”
Set in the 18th century, this story follows Stede Bonnet – a real-life nobleman who left his wife and children for piracy but later saw that running a ship was not as easy.
The new trailer teases “Our Flag Means Death” as the type of comical duo Darby and Waititi are distinguished: they are friends and associates for a long time now, teaming up on several shows, including “Flight of the Conchords,” and movies such as “What We Do in the Shadows.”
“They are like an old married couple in certain ways,” said filmmaker David Jenkins in an interview. “If a scene isn’t quite working, Taika will be able to grumble about Rhys, and vice versa, in the way that only friends can. And then, when it is popping, they know how to get the best out of each other. There’s a generosity and a real sweetness between them that you wouldn’t get if you weren’t using those two friends.”
This new series, “Our Flag Means Death” will pilot on March 3rd. The show features a diverse cast of actors, including Jones, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Matt Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill, Guz Khan, David Fane, Rory Kinnear, Samba Schutte, Nat Faxon, and Fred Armisen.