Our Flag Means Death: Season 1

Our Flag Means Death: Season 1

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Comedy series loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat who, in the throes of a mid-life crisis, abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate. Rhys Darby stars as Bonnet, with Taika Waititi as fearsome pirate Blackbeard.

2022Rating: TV-MAUSA
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

In 1717, pampered aristocrat Stede Bonnet experiences a midlife crisis... More and decides to become a pirate. Stede quickly learns that a pirate's life isn't for everybody.

EPISODE 1.2

A Damned Man

Stede battles feelings of guilt while hunting for missing hostages.... More Lucius makes a surprising discovery.

EPISODE 1.3

A Gentleman Pirate

Stede (a.k.a. “The Gentleman Pirate”) conducts business in the Republic... More of Pirates. Oluwande and Jim face their past.

EPISODE 1.4

Discomfort in a Married State

As the threat of attack looms, Blackbeard and Stede finally... More meet. Jim fields questions from an overly curious crew.

EPISODE 1.5

The Best Revenge Is Dressing Well

Blackbeard and Stede attend a fancy party. Oluwande and Frenchie... More embrace false identities. Izzy and Lucius go head-to-head.

EPISODE 1.6

The Art of F**kery

Stede and crew stage a spectacle. Blackbeard struggles to carry... More out his plan.

EPISODE 1.7

This Is Happening

A trip to St. Augustine reveals more about Jim’s past.... More Stede leads Blackbeard on an adventure.

EPISODE 1.8

We Gull Way Back

The arrival of Blackbeard’s old buddy leaves Stede feeling like... More the odd man out. As Oluwande mourns a loss, Jim seeks answers from Spanish Jackie.

EPISODE 1.9

Act of Grace

Captured and facing trial, Stede and Blackbeard face tough choices... More and an uncertain future.

EPISODE 1.10

Wherever You Go, There You Are

While Stede attempts to reenter his old life, Blackbeard tends... More to a wounded heart.

Our Flag Means Death: Season 1 | Reviews

Pirate Rhys Darby takes on Taika Waititi’s Blackbeard in this very funny and knowingly goofy comedy series, full of delightful New Zealandisms.
91%35 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Collider

(It) exists in the same place as the sea itself: sometimes calm, sometimes raging, but never lacking in depth and surprises.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Our Flag Means Death is always stuck feeling like it’s either trying too hard, or not trying enough...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

(A) fine, funny, oddly sweet and surprisingly fact-based period comedy...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

(Stede's) misguided life choices make for endearing comedy and, eventually, for a surprising amount of heart.

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Variety

Variety

The most interesting thing about Our Flag Means Death... becomes how it ends up more gently introspective than outright funny in its hunt for comic treasure.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Hearing Waititi and Darby bounce off each other... is pure joy; two performers having magnificent fun with characters perfectly suited to their strengths.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Waititi (is not) at his best - he plays the part of the ruthless pirate adequately, but the portrayal is uninspired...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Much of the show’s comedy... is more mildly amusing than hilarious - and sometimes downright tedious.

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Our Flag Means Death: Season 1 | Trailers

Our Flag Means Death: Season 1 | Release Details

Our Flag Means Death: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.