Whether your pirate flag features a skull or a cat, get ready to raise it again. Our Flag Means Death will officially set sail for a second season on HBO Max.
The streamer officially renewed the comedy June 1, kicking off LGBTQ+ Pride month with the promise of extending Stede and Blackbeard’s love story.
Our Flag Means Death comes from creator-showrunner David Jenkins, executive producer Garrett Basch, and executive producer/star Taika Waititi. The series (loosely) follows the true adventures of 18th century gentleman Stede Bonnet, who gives up his life of nobility for one on the high seas.
Here’s the logline from HBO Max:
“After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede (Rhys Darby) became captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes changed after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard (Waititi). To their surprise, the wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas… they found love. Now they have to survive it.”
“We are so happy to bring this truly one of a kind series back!” said HBO Max Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey. “We congratulate David, Taika, Rhys and the entire talented cast and crew, and thank the show’s fans for embracing it wholeheartedly.”
Showrunner Jenkins said he appreciated the support of fans in getting Our Flag Means Death a second season.
“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,” said Jenkins. “Thanks to our team at HBO Max, our invested executive producers, and our wildly enthusiastic audience for making another voyage to this world possible.”
So, are you excited about OFMD’s official renewal? What do you want to see in season 2? Let us know in the comments below.
Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates on the return of Our Flag Means Death.