On the first day of Pride Month, HBO Max has renewed the comedy series Our Flag Means Death! The series hails from creator-showrunner David Jenkins, Emmy-nominated executive producer and star Taika Waititi, and Emmy-nominated executive producer Garrett Basch. Hoist your sails for Our Flag Means Death Season 2, you scurvy dogs!
According to HBO’s official description: Season one was (very) loosely based on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate Stede Bonnet, played by Rhys Darby. After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede 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, played by Waititi. The wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas, to their surprise. They found love. Now they have to survive it.
Joining Darby and Waititi for Our Flag Means Death are Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Matt Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill, Guz Khan, David Fane, Rory Kinnear, Samba Schutte, Nat Faxon, Fred Armisen, and Leslie Jones.
Our Flag Means Death debuted in March to rave reviews, ranking among the top five Max Original comedy series launches. Though Our Flag Means Death Season 2 was not a guarantee, fans of the show have been quite vocal about wanting the show to continue.
“We are so happy to bring this truly one of a kind series back! We congratulate David, Taika, Rhys and the entire talented cast and crew, and thank the show’s fans for embracing it wholeheartedly,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max.
“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,” said creator David Jenkins.
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