Max’s fan-favorite pirate comedy Our Flag Means Demise has formally walked the plank, making it the primary massive canceled present of 2024.
Creator David Jenkins’ swashbuckling collection has been canceled after simply two seasons comprised of 18 episodes. The present, starring Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi as Stede Bonnet and Captain Blackbeard, will not be returning for a 3rd season.
Jenkins confirmed the information on his private Instagram account, calling the “dangerous information” clear.
“OUR FLAG received’t be returning for a 3rd season,” he wrote. “We’ve sailed on the pleasure of the superb folks at Max, and it introduced them no pleasure to see this journey come to a untimely finish. Casey Bloys, Sarah Aubrey, Suzanna Makkos, Billy Wee, and David Ruby have been unbelievable champions of this present. They allowed us to make one thing authentically bizarre and heartfelt, cheering us on your complete means.”
Our Flag Means Demise debuted in 2022, introducing the world to a narrative loosely primarily based on the real-life man often called “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet (Darby), who initially deserted his household in 1717 and set off on an journey as a pirate. He is seen as a bumbling, privileged man who has no thought what to do as a pirate within the first place. He buys a ship, hires a crew, and someway makes his means by Barbados dwelling the pirate life, till he ultimately falls in love with Blackbeard (Waititi).
The collection landed an general 94% score at Rotten Tomatoes, hanging a chord amongst a wide range of critics and audiences alike. It was praised for its LGBTQ+ illustration and willingness to place a same-sex couple entrance and heart within the story, good comedy, and genuinely enjoyable adventures.
Disenchanted followers took to X (previously often called Twitter) to precise their frustration on the present’s abrupt cancellation.
“Our flag means demise deserves higher! Do not let it get the Firefly remedy,” one wrote.
“Know what? @StreamOnMax doesn’t deserve Our Flag Means Demise. I hope it will get a 3rd season someplace that can give it a finances and full ten (or extra) episodes that it ought to have had all alongside,” another proclaimed.
“Began the primary episode of Our Flag Means Demise final night time. Discover out this morning it was canceled after 2 seasons,” wrote a third.
A Max spokesperson informed The Hollywood Reporter, “Whereas Max is not going to be shifting ahead with a 3rd season of Our Flag Means Demise, we’re so pleased with the joyous, hilarious, and heartfelt tales that creator David Jenkins, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, Garrett Basch, Dan Halsted, Adam Stein, Antoine Douaihy, and your complete excellent forged and crew delivered to life.
“We additionally thank the devoted followers who embraced these tales and constructed a stunning, inclusive neighborhood surrounding the present.”
The primary two seasons stay available for streaming on Max (for now).