‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creator Reveals Season 3 Will Be the Last

David Jenkins, the creator of the period romantic comedy series Our Flag Means Death, has announced that the show will end with its third season.

The series, which is loosely based on the real-life pirates Stede Bonnet and Blackbeard, chronicles the adventures of Bonnet, a wealthy landowner who abandons his family and his privileged life to pursue a career as a pirate despite having no skills or experience. Along the way, he meets and falls in love with the notorious Blackbeard, who is also bored with his reputation and fame.

‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creator Reveals Season 3 Will Be the Last
Stede and Blackbeard | Source: IMDb

The show, which debuted on HBO Max in March 2022, received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, especially for its LGBTQ+ representation and humor. It was renewed for a second season in June 2022, which is expected to premiere on October 5, 2023.

David Jenkins interacted with fans on social media after sharing the season 2 trailer on his Instagram account.

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In particular, Jenkins engaged with Kristin Chirico, a comedian and writer who expressed their interest in being part of the show, on his Instagram post. Jenkins requested Chirico’s support in securing a third season for the show by tuning in to the live broadcast. He also disclosed that the show would conclude with its third season if HBO Max approves it and wraps up the story of Stede and Ed.

The announcement that the third season of Our Flag Means Death will be the final one has shocked many fans, considering the show’s high ratings and popularity. The series received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the two historical pirates as complex and sympathetic characters. However, the first season ended with a cliffhanger, as Stede left Ed on a dock after having second thoughts about their relationship.

‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creator Reveals Season 3 Will Be the Last
Our Flag Means Death Season 1 | Source: IMDb

The second season of Our Flag Means Death will explore the consequences of Stede’s decision, as Ed becomes more violent and ruthless while Stede tries to reunite with him. The show will also feature the split of Stede’s crew, as some of them are stranded by Ed, while others remain loyal to him. Jim Jimenez, a deadly assassin, and Frenchie, a musical genius, are among the few who stay with Ed. The season will likely focus on the separate adventures of the two groups of pirates while setting up the stage for the third and final season, which will presumably depict the reconciliation of Stede and Ed and their ultimate fate.

Our Flag Means Death has gained a loyal following for its humorous and heartfelt depiction of the historical pirates Stede Bonnet and Blackbard. The renewal will depend on the ratings and popularity of the show, which will require the support of the viewers. As of now, fans are eagerly awaiting the second season, which will offer more twists and turns in the relationship of Stede and Blackbeard.

‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creator Reveals Season 3 Will Be the Last

About Our Flag Means Death

Our Flag Means Death is a period romantic comedy series created by David Jenkins for HBO Max. It is inspired by the real-life Stede Bonnet, a member of the gentry who turned to become a pirate, having absolutely no aptitude for it.

It is set in the early 18th century (the Golden Age of Piracy) following the misadventures of Bonnet and his crew aboard the Revenge. Here, they also cross paths with famed pirate captain Blackbeard and his right-hand-man Izzy Hands.

The cast includes Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Con O’Neill, among others.

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