HBO’s Our Flag Means Death looked like a pirate-themed sitcom, but a lot of fans were surprised when the series actually went all in when it came to the gay romances—particularly between main characters Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and Blackbeard (Taika Waititi).
After weeks of clamoring from fans, a second season had been greenlit, and now we have our first teaser for Our Flag Means Death 2:
Here’s the official description:
OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH is based (very) loosely on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby). After trading 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 (Taika Waititi). To their surprise, the wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas…they found love. Now, they have to survive it.
The first season had ended with Stede and Ed (Blackbeard) parting ways, and Ed really leaning into his terrifying pirate persona, but it looks like the second season is going to have Stede try to win him back.
Like the description suggests, the show is very loosely based on real historical pirates, and there’s a chance we could be seeing more of them show up in the series. Admittedly the real ends of both Ed and Stede are pretty tragic, but maybe the show will give us something cheerier.
Watch out for the second season of Our Flag Means Death when it premieres on Max on Oct. 5.