Binge has kicked off Pride Month by announcing a second season of Our Flag Means Death, a pirate workplace comedy that centres queer romance and characters. The renewal, announced via press release, comes in the wake of the show spending nearly 10 weeks on the top of the in-demand streaming charts. For a show with almost no marketing except word-of-mouth, that’s not bad.
Our Flag Means Death is the brainchild of David Jenkins, who previously created 2016’s People of Earth. He found comedy treasure with this new show, which centres on the relationship between two historical pirates, Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard (Taika Waititi, who also directed the first episode and is one of the series’ executive producers). While the real Bonnet and Teach did interact at some point in their illustrious pirating careers, that’s about where the historical veracity ends. And for that, fans are glad, because Jenkins’ series ended up being a wonderfully hilarious tongue-in-cheek show about being queer on the Caribbean main.
The online fandom surrounding the show has been advocating for the renewal of Our Flag Means Death ever since it ended. Hashtags like #RenewOurFlagMeansDeath have been searched hundreds of thousands of times over the course of the two months since the finale aired… and the outpouring of enthusiasm clearly made an impact. There’s no word yet on when season two might arrive, but now fans can put all their energy toward hoping erstwhile lovers-soulmates-matelots Bonnet and Blackbeard will reunite very soon.
You can watch the first season of Our Flag Means Death on Binge.
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