The story of a gentlemen that leaves his life of privilege behind to sail the seas as a pirate. That’s the premise for the HBO Max Original series Our Flag Means Death which premiered earlier this year. The comedy series created by David Jenkins and executive producer Taika Waititi is an ambitious project. The story of our gentleman turned swashbuckling captain, Stede Bonnet, of the ship “Revenge”, and his unusual relationship with his crew.
The highly rated series garnered a second season renewal on the streaming service, the announcement came today via press release. The renewal for the show that explores LGBTQ themes arrived on the first day of Pride Month. The central storyline follows the love affair between Stede and the infamous Blackbeard, played by Waititi.
Our Flag Means Death Renewed For Season 2
Earlier, Jenkins said in the press release:
“We felt the show was special while we were making it, but fans’ open-armed embrace of the inhabitants of the Revenge makes heading into a second season all the more sweet. Thanks to our team at HBO Max, our invested executive producers, and our wildly enthusiastic audience for making another voyage to this world possible.”Our Flag Means Death showrunners in a press release announcing Season 2
In early May, HBO Max renewed their series Julia ahead of its finale. Which in turn led the Flag fandom to turn to social media platforms using hashtags like #RenewOurFlagMeansDeath. The fans tenaciously tweeted the hashtag hundreds of thousands of times. Which made it hard not make an impression on HBO Max. Although, the renewal has been announced, no date has been set. However, the fans can rejoice in their victory.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see Our Flag Means Death return for a second season? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter, and don’t miss Our Flag Means Death Season 2 when it eventually premieres on HBO Max.