Our Flag Means Death creator David Jenkins says an increase in fan involvement with the pirate romantic comedy is a good sign for season 2.
Following its finale episode last week, show creator David Jenkins says prospects for Our Flag Means Death season 2 look good. The period romantic-comedy series premiered on HBO Max on March 3 this year. Our Flag Means Death is loosely based on the life of Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who left his life to become “The Gentleman Pirate” during the Golden Age of Piracy. The HBO Max series follows Stede as he begins his life on board the Revenge and finds unexpected love.
Our Flag Means Death stars Rhys Darby (What We Do in the Shadows) as Stede Bonnet, and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) plays opposite Darby as Stede’s love interest, the notorious pirate Blackbeard. As Stede and Blackbeard grow closer throughout a series of clumsy escapades, they are surrounded by the Revenge’s crew who are portrayed by Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, and Joel Fry. Although the series begins as a goofy pirate adventure, it ends with more serious notes of self-reinvention and a heartbreaking cliffhanger.
Jenkins spoke to Polygon following season 1’s finale about Our Flag Means Death‘s future. The series creator was hopeful that the series would be renewed for a second season, citing an increase in fan involvement as a good sign. According to Jenkins, “the fandom exploded” with the release of season 1’s last two episodes, so season 2’s prospects are looking good. Read Jenkin’s full response below:
“I think they look good. I think we’re so lucky. It’s been so heartening to see how many people are responding to the show. Just in the last week, the fandom exploded — just to see it on Twitter, to see the fan art, is so gratifying. And people are so smart! I checked out some threads, people writing while the show was on, and it was like they had been in the writers’ room. They understood what we were doing, and they were having the same conversations we had. So the fact that that’s happening, I think, is really a good sign, and bodes well for season 2.”
As Jenkins pointed out, the fandom for Our Flag Means Death has grown towards the end of season 1. Many fans have praised the series for its representation of the LGBTQ+ community, with some noting that Our Flag Means Death is one of just a few shows successfully avoiding queerbaiting. Other fans compared Stede and Blackbeard’s relationship to Crowley and Aziraphale’s relationship in the critically acclaimed Good Omens, which secured its own season 2 renewal despite being marketed as a limited series.
Although fan response has been tremendously positive, HBO Max has yet to issue an official renewal for Our Flag Means Death season 2. Because of this, the future of the series is still up in the air. Additionally, the potential season 2 would either have to depart entirely from historical facts or further break fans’ hearts to resolve the finale’s cliffhanger. For now, they should keep an ear out for more news about Our Flag Means Death season 2.
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