How to Get Cast in HBO's 'Our Flag Means Death'

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The American period romantic comedy, 'Our Flag Means Death,' was created for TV by David Jenkins. It is sent in the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 18th century. This fascinating period follows the life and adventures of pirate Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and his crew aboard the ship Revenge.' 

The series 'Our Flag Means Death' hit HBO Max in March 2022, and it gained praises for including LGBT+ and its portrayal of equity. The series was recently awarded a second season. 

The Plot

The series is more or less based on the life and times of Captain Bonnet, who spent the 1700s in a comfortable life in Barbados. He abandons his life there to become, of all, things, a pirate! He takes the audience with him across his adventures and loves. 

Who's in it?

  • Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet, a wealthy Barbadian aristocrat 
  • Ewen Bremner as Nathaniel Buttons
  • Joel Fry as Frenchie
  • Samson Kayo as Oluwande Boodhari
  • Con O'Neill as Israel "Izzy" Hands, Blackbeard's ruthless first mate.
  • Nathan Foad as Lucius Spriggs
  • Vico Ortiz as Jim Jimenez
  • Kristian Nairn as Wee John Feeney, a crewmate on the Revenge obsessed with fire.

'Our Flag Means Death' casting details 

According to IMDB, Theo Park is the casting director behind "Our Flag Means Death,' She was the casting director behind Ted Lasso (2020), The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022), and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). She has also won one Primetime Emmy Award. 

The series is significant, and casting directors primarily contact actors to work on projects through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in 'Our Flag Means Death,' get your talent agent for an audition. 

If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.

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