Rhys Darby will star in Taika Waititi’s HBO Max comedy “Our Flag Means Loss of life.”
The collection is loosely primarily based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat who deserted his lifetime of privilege to turn into a pirate. Darby will play Bonnet, who named himself captain of “The Revenge” ship within the 18th century.
The present is created by “Folks of Earth” boss David Jenkins, who will function showrunner.
Waititi will direct the pilot episode of “Our Flag Means Loss of life,” which HBO Max expects to be shot after the “Jojo Rabbit” filmmaker finishes manufacturing on his upcoming Marvel film “Thor: Love and Thunder.” Together with Waititi and Jenkins, “Our Flag Means Loss of life” can be govt produced by Garrett Basch (“The Night time Of,” “What We Do within the Shadows”) and Dan Halsted.
Waititi additionally has a comedy within the works at FX, “Reservation Canine.”
“Our Flag Means Loss of life” is the most recent collaboration between Waititi and Darby. Darby starred in HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” for which Waititi served as a author and producer. He’s additionally set to star in Waititi’s upcoming movie “Subsequent Objective Wins,” in regards to the American Samoa soccer crew, recognized for struggling the worst loss in World Cup historical past.
Darby additionally starred within the “Jumanji” reboot and its sequel, “Jumanji: The Subsequent Degree,” as online game character Nigel Billingsley.