HBO Max has renewed the comedy series "Our Flag Means Death" for a second season. "We are so happy to bring this truly one of a kind series back," Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max said. "We congratulate David, Taika, Rhys and the entire talented cast and crew, and thank the show’s fans for embracing it wholeheartedly."
"Our Flag Means Death" is executively produced by Taika Waititi, alongside creator-showrunner David Jenkins, Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted. "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," Creator David Jenkins said. "Thanks to our team at HBO Max, our invested executive producers, and our wildly enthusiastic audience for making another voyage to this world possible."
The title features Darby and Waititi as cast members, as well as 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.
The project debuted in March and garnered positive feedback, ranking among the top five Max Original comedy series launches and Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. IndieWire hailed the series as “sweet and splendid,” noting, "hearing Waititi and Darby bounce off each other… is pure joy."
Season one was 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.
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.” Sarah Aubrey Head of Original Content, HBO Max