What is the Our Flag Means Death season 2 release date? In March 2022, TV fans were gifted with a brand-new pirate-themed series from David Jenkins – Our Flag Means Death. So far in the show, we’ve seen Krakens, seaworthy romances, and some good old-fashioned cases of scurvy.
Set in 1717 during the golden age of piracy, Our Flag Means Death is a comedy series that follows the adventures of Stede Bonnet, a noble who abandons his family for the high seas. However, he isn’t exactly a natural when it comes to swashbuckling, resulting in an unruly crew and run-ins with naval warships. Eventually, he crosses paths and falls in love with the notorious pirate Blackbeard played by Taika Waititi.
However, love isn’t easy, and season 1 of Our Flag Means Death ended with some heartbreak and tons of misunderstandings. Understandably, fans wanted to know what would happen next to Blackbeard and Stede in one of the best TV series available, so we were delighted when season 2 finally landed on our shores. Here’s everything you need to know about the Our Flag Means Death season 2 cast, plot, and reviews.
Who’s in the Our Flag Means Death season 2 cast?
Luckily, most of the main crew returned for Our Flag Means Death season 2, including Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet and Taika Waititi as Blackbeard.
Minnie Driver was a new addition to the cast for season 2, playing a character called Anne Bonny. Bonny was actually a real-life Irish pirate and is one of the few recorded women pirates in history.
Here is the Our Flag Means Death season 2 cast list:
- Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet
- Taika Waititi as Blackbeard
- Minnie Driver as Anne Bonny
- Ruibo Qian as Zheng Yi Sao
- Vico Ortiz as Jim
- Con O’Neil as Izzy
- Samson Kayo as Oluwande
- Ewen Bremner as Nathaniel
- Joel Fry as Frenchie
- Kristian Nairn as We John Feeney
- Nat Faxon as The Swede
- Leslie Jones as Spanish Jackie
- Nathan Foad as Lucius Spriggs
- Anapela Polataivao as Auntie
- Madeleine Sami as Archie
- Erroll Shand as Prince Ricky Barnes
- Rachel House as Mary Read
Our Flag Means Death season 2 release date and reviews
Our Flag Means Death season 2 premiered on Thursday, October 5, 2023, and has opened to pretty positive reviews all around.
The first three episodes came out on October 5 and will be followed by two episodes every Thursday until the season finale on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
The reviews have generally been favorable to the continuation of the show, and it’s currently sitting at 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. Of course, the new season is still new, so we expect that score to fluctuate as new episodes drop.
“Although the plot machinations are a bit more contrived this time around, when Darby and his castmates are able to put their earnest goofiness to workplace-comedy use, Our Flag Means Death really clicks,” wrote Roxana Hadadi from Vulture, while Fay Watson from Total Film said season 2 “brought with a lot of heart, and carrying its hefty fanbase with it, the second season is sure to delight, entertain, and, yes, it just might break your heart too.”
What’s Our Flag Means Death season 2 about?
Our Flag Means Death season 2 opens with both pirates in wildly opposite states of mind, with Stede on a quest to return to his love, while Blackbeard is going through a rocky recovery period following their separation.
Although season 1 saw the two pirates separated, leading Blackbeard to believe he had been abandoned, it ended on a hopeful note, with Stede faking his death and heading out to sea once again to find his true love. (As well as saving his crew just in the nick of time before they resort to cannibalism.)
As the new season begins, Stede has recovered his crew and is on his journey to track down Blackbeard once again. Meanwhile, Blackbeard isn’t taking things well, becoming abusive to his crew and even throwing people overboard. He’s also back on a killing spree, and he and his crew go so far as to murder a wedding party. Oh dear.
Stede finds himself in trouble with Spanish Jackie after he and his crew try to steal from her, but they’re saved by a soup kiosk owner, Zheng Yi Sao (who’s actually a famous pirate queen herself!) She even offers a ride to Stede and his crew on her ship, mostly because she thinks they’re “tender as hell”.
Oh, and it turns out Lucius is still alive! He bumps into Stede and the crew on the Red Flag, and is the first to reveal to Stede that Blackbeard seems to have slipped back into his toxic ways. After this, Blackbeard’s crew commits mutiny, and Stede and his crew ditch Zheng Yi Sao and steal her ship’s wheel after realizing that she plans to kill them. We’re left on a cliffhanger when Stede finally finds Blackbeard, who’s currently unconscious in Purgatory, and the credits roll before the latter opens his eyes.
Is there a Our Flag Means Death season 2 trailer?
On August 30, 2023, we got our first teaser trailer for Our Flag Means Death season 2. Blackbeard seemed pretty murderous, but we always believed true love would prevail.
On September 14, a second, longer trailer was released which shows even more of Blackbeard struggling with his separation from Stede. (You can watch this for yourself below.)
There were also glimpses of an anti-piracy movement that they’ll have to deal with. Before all this, on August 24, Vanity Fair provided fans with an extensive first look at season 2, with plenty of images, including our first look at Minnie Driver’s Anne Bonny.
Where can I watch Our Flag Means Death season 2?
Our Flag Means Death season 2 is available on Max for US subscribers, with episodes dropping at 3:01 a.m. ET/12:01 a.m. PT.
If you’re in the UK, then you’ll need to set sail for BBC iPlayer. Season 1 is also available on these respective streaming services now, so if you haven’t watched yet but want to get in on the action, you can get started straight away!
How many episodes of Our Flag Means Death season 2 are there?
There are eight episodes of Our Flag Means Death season 2, and the first three aired at the same time during the premiere.
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