The Our Flag Means Demise season 2 finale leaves our merry crew in a pleasant spot: Positive, there’s some British Navy to hunt, however that’s an evergreen fact for pirates in all places. And within the meantime, Lucius (Nathan Foad) and Black Pete (Matthew Maher) bought married, with Zheng (Ruibo Qian) and the crew crusing off into the sundown trying content material (and surprisingly useful, all issues thought-about). Izzy (Con O’Neill) dies [sob] however does get to lastly share a candy second with Blackbeard (Taika Waititi). Stede (Rhys Darby) and Blackbeard keep behind, excitedly settling into their new house collectively simply close by the place they buried Izzy. It’s all very tender and warm-hearted, full with Ed and Stede operating in direction of one another on the seashore for his or her reunion and confession of affection.
In fact, that’s to not say there couldn’t be a season 3 — there’s nonetheless room to develop, and possibly one other wedding ceremony, who is aware of! Right here’s the whole lot we learn about Our Flag Means Demise and it’s attainable upcoming season:
Will there be Our Flag Means Demise season 3?
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We don’t know but! To be truthful, it is perhaps some time: The season 2 renewal got here months after the primary season ended, even with a really diligent fan marketing campaign. There’s a way that the present bought renewed by the pores and skin of its enamel, and season Three is perhaps no totally different. To this point Max hasn’t introduced a brand new season, however contemplating how lengthy it took for season 2’s announcement, that’s not essentially unhealthy information.
At the least it bodes nicely that — at the very least by some requirements — Our Flag season 2 appears to be getting good rankings.
When would Our Flag Means Demise season Three launch on Max?
Additionally unclear: It took greater than a yr for Our Flag Means Demise to get a date announcement after the present was greenlit for a second season. With no official renewal and an ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, it’s attainable that even when a season Three is confirmed, we’d not really see it till 2025 on the earliest.
What would season Three of Our Flag Means Demise be about?
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It looks as if season Three would decide up the place the second season leaves off: with Zhang and the crew searching down Ricky Barnes (Erroll Shand) to get revenge for him blowing up all their ships, briefly imprisoning the pirates, and killing Izzy.
However this isn’t it for Stede and Ed’s tumultuous love story, both. Showrunner David Jenkins has instructed Polygon he envisions Our Flag as a three-season present. And he sees the arc of Stede and Ed’s relationship as a significant guiding drive for that:
The purpose of the primary season to me is that these two persons are studying what love is for them. Within the final episode, Stede’s ex-wife tells him what love is, after which he’s like [perky Stede Bonnet impression] “Oh! Then I’m going again!” After which Blackbeard is like [Blackbeard impression, grumbling sulky noises]. Within the final episode, he’s coping with the truth that he even made himself weak.
The second season to me is like, you’ve got the kiss, you resolve you’re gonna run away collectively, you resolve to not do it, in the end. So watching these two characters navigate one another — on the finish of the primary season, they’re 14-year-olds, emotionally. On this season, it’s extra like they’re of their late 20s. They’re like, [Blackbeard impression] Oh, man, ought to we transfer in collectively? What would that be like? Whose house would we reside in, yours or mine?
Watching these two characters take care of that, on this setting, is fascinating to me. It’s in regards to the work of a relationship — what does it imply to have a mature relationship? Will we need to do this? And may we do it? Do now we have the tools to do it? That’s an fascinating story to comply with the fairytale story of “We met one another and we kissed.”