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Fred Armisen And Samba Schutte Join The Cast Of The Max Original Comedy Series OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH

Coming to HBO Max


  • The Max Original comedy series OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH has added Fred Armisen and Samba Schutte to the cast.
  • Logline: OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.
  • Previously announced cast: The series also stars Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi as “Blackbeard,” history’s most feared and revered pirate. The ensemble cast includes Ewen Bremner, David Fane, Nat Faxon, Nathan Foad, Joel Fry, Leslie Jones, Samson Kayo, Guz Khan, Rory Kinnear, Matt Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill and Vico Ortiz.
  • Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “Los Espookys” and “Documentary Now!”) is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, WME and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.
  • Samba Schutte (“Sunnyside,” “9-1-1” and “The Tiger Hunter ”) is represented by Established Artists, Daniel Hoff Agency, DPN and Alvarado Rey.
  • Credits: OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH is executive produced by Waititi, series creator and showrunner David Jenkins, Emmy®-nominated producer Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted.

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