About this Event
Created by David Jenkins and Taika Waititi, Our Flag Means Death is a loose adaptation of the true adventures of aristocrat turned would-be pirate Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby). The series follows Bonnet and his eccentric crew as they sail the high seas in search of adventure and treasure in the early eighteenth century. As the fresh-faced captain of the pirate ship Revenge, Bonnet struggles to earn the respect and loyalty of his potentially mutinous crew, but his fortunes change upon a fateful encounter with the notorious Captain Blackbeard (Waititi), who becomes his mentor and confidant. Their relationship sets the stage for their thrilling and unpredictable journey as Stede and his crew navigate the unexpected dangers of pirate life and confront their own pasts. With sharp writing and a memorable ensemble cast, Our Flag Means Death will win fans of irreverent humor, historical fiction, and swashbuckling adventure.
This event will feature a screening of the pilot episode of Our Flag Means Death and episode 4, “Discomfort in a Married State.” Writer Eliza Jiménez Cossio will join Chip Badley (English, UC Davis) for a post-screening discussion of the series.