HBO Announces OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH Has Been Canceled; Creator David Jenkins Issues Statement — GeekTyrant

HBO has announced that the LGBTQ pirate love story series Our Flag Means Death has been canceled. The show ran for two seasons and had a huge fanbase, following the characters of Stede Bonnet, played by Rhys Darby; Blackbeard, played by Taika Waititi, and the rest of the incredibly talented ensemble including 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.

A spokesperson for MAX released a statement to THR, saying:

“While Max will not be moving forward with a third season of Our Flag Means Death, we are so proud of the joyous, hilarious, and heartfelt stories that creator David Jenkins, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, Garrett Basch, Dan Halsted, Adam Stein, Antoine Douaihy, and the entire superb cast and crew brought to life. We also thank the dedicated fans who embraced these stories and built a gorgeous, inclusive community surrounding the show.”

The show’s creator, David Jenkins, released a heartfelt statement about his beloved project on his Instagram, saying:

Welp, I’ve got good news and bad.

The good news? We’ve spent two seasons in a bizarre, beautifully-rendered world populated by some of the greatest actors and creatives working. And the second season was made possible by the enthusiasm of one of the most likable fan communities in the history of this medium. Your voices made a difference, your art made a difference, your viewership made a difference in securing more OUR FLAG. Getting to share this show with you and watching you make it yours has been a dream come true.

The bad news is clear. OUR FLAG won’t be returning for a third season. We’ve sailed at the pleasure of the fine people at Max, and it brought them no joy to see this journey come to a premature end. Casey Bloys, Sarah Aubrey, Suzanna Makkos, Billy Wee, and David Ruby have been incredible champions of this show. They allowed us to make something authentically weird and heartfelt, cheering us on the entire way.

I’m very sad I won’t set foot on the Revenge again with my friends, some of whom have become close to family. But I couldn’t be more grateful for being allowed to captain the damn thing in the first place.

Our Flag Means Us. Loving one another, pulling off some pretty weird and beautiful shit, and talking it through… as a crew. 🏴‍☠️🦄🐈‍⬛💜

It’s really too bad that HBO couldn’t hang on with the series. Jenkins was only asking for one more season to finish out his story. The series had great ratings. I really don’t know what else they could have asked for. Would you have liked to have seen the third and final season of Our Flag Means Death? Maybe they should shop it to another streamer.

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