Season two of the beloved pirate comedy "Our Flag Means Death" is now on Max.
Some actors, like Taika Waititi and Con O'Neil, play characters based on real pirates (Blackbeard and Izzy Hands, respectively).
Others, like Joel Fry, play fictional characters.
Rhys Darby stars as the gentleman pirate Stede Bonnet.
In the series, Stede, played by Rhys Darby, is trying to rebrand piracy's bad reputation by being a gentleman pirate.
During his adventures in season one, he encounters the fearsome Blackbeard, with whom he falls in love.
Darby is a New Zealand actor and comedian best known for his roles in the "What We Do in the Shadows" movie, "Flight of the Concords," and "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."
Taika Waititi stars as Ed Teach, also known as Blackbeard.
Blackbeard is also based loosely on the real pirate.
In the series, Blackbeard, played by Taika Waititi, has become bored of pirating until he meets Stede. He falls in love with Stede during their time together and wants to become a nicer person, reclaiming his original name, Ed Teach.
Waititi is a New Zealand director and actor known for the movies he has directed and starred in such as "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit."
Con O'Neil plays Blackbeard's first mate, Izzy Hands.
Blackbeard's first mate is Israel Hands, who goes by Izzy.
Izzy is portrayed by Con O'Neil, an English actor who has starred in "The Batman," "Chernobyl," and "Happy Valley."
Joel Fry plays Blackbeard's new crew member, Frenchie.
Frenchie is a musician and con artist who was part of Stede's gentleman pirates on the ship Revenge.
However, at the end of season one, he is forced to join Blackbeard's crew after the fearsome pirate maroons the rest of Stede's crew on an island.
Vico Ortiz plays the cross-dressing pirate Jim.
Jim Jimenez, whose real name is Bonifacia, is another member of Stede's crew.
The nonbinary character disguises themselves as a mute man in the first part of season one due to superstitions around non-male pirates. However, when they are revealed, the crew accepts them.
At the end of season one, they are also forced to join Blackbeard's crew.
Vico Ortiz, who plays Jim, is known for their role in "The Sex Lives of College Girls."
Madeleine Sami joins the cast in season two as Archie.
Archie is the newest addition to Blackbeard's crew in season two.
She is played by Madeleine Sami, a New Zealand actor and director known for the "What We Do in the Shadows" movie and "The Breaker Upperers."
Samson Kayo returns as the pirate Oluwande.
Oluwande is one of the most trustworthy members of Stede's crew.
He is close with Jim and in season one realizes he has feelings for them. However, he is stranded along with the rest of Stede's crew at the end of season one.
Oluwande is portrayed by Samson Kayo, known for his roles in "The Bubble," "Puss In Boots: The Last Wish," and "Death to 2020."
Matthew Maher plays one of Stede's crewmen, Black Pete.
Black Pete is a member of Stede's crew who is always coming up with grand lies.
He is also the lover of Lucius. At the end of season one, he is stranded on an island with the rest of Stede's crew.
Black Pete is played by Matthew Maher who has previously appeared in "Captain Marvel," "Air," and "Marriage Story."
Nathan Foad may or may not return as Lucius in season two.
Lucius is another member of Stede's crew who loathes work and prefers to be an artist.
In season one, he tries to coach Stede and Ed in matters of love but this backfires when Ed is left heartbroken by Stede. In the season finale, Ed seemingly kills Lucius by pushing him off the Revenge.
Nathan Foad, who plays Lucius, previously appeared in "Bloods," and "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared."
Kristian Nairn plays Wee John Feeney.
Wee John Feeney is another member of Stede's crew who is stranded at the end of season one.
He is played by Kristian Nairn who is best known for his role as Hodor in "Game of Thrones."
Samba Schutte plays the Revenge's cook, Roach.
Roach is the head cook on Stede's ship and is also one of the crew members left stranded on an island at the end of season one.
Samba Schutte, who plays the character, previously voiced characters in video games like "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4," and "Forspoken."
Ewen Bremner plays the eccentric pirate Buttons.
Buttons is an eccentric member of Stede's crew who believes in ghosts and hexes.
Buttons is Stede's first mate, best friends with a seagull, and has a strong Scottish accent.
At the end of season one, he is stranded on an island with the rest of Stede's crew.
Ewen Bremner, who plays Buttons, is a Scottish actor who previously starred in "Trainspotting," "Wonder Woman," and "AVP: Alien vs. Predator."
Nat Faxon returns as the Swede in season two.
The Swede is another member of Stede's crew who is stranded at the end of season one.
He is played by Nat Faxon, who previously appeared in "The Way Way Back," "A League of Their Own," and "Disenchantment."
Leslie Jones plays bar-owning pirate Spanish Jackie.
Spanish Jackie is a polyamorous pirate who has multiple husbands. She owns a bar in the Republic of Pirates and is often an enemy of Stede's crew.
Spanish Jackie is played by the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Leslie Jones.
Minnie Driver joins the cast in season two as the Irish pirate Anne Bonny.
Minnie Driver portrays Irish pirate Anne Bonny, who is one of the few female pirates recorded in history.
Driver is best known for starring in "Good Will Hunting," "Speechless," and "Tarzan."
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