Our Flag Means Death creator David Jenkins says that season 3 of the Max series will likely be the end of the show.
Today marked the second season finale of Our Flag Means Death, and although the series hasn’t officially been renewed, creator David Jenkins has confirmed that season 3 would likely be the last.
“I love things in threes,“Jenkins told Variety. “That first act, second act, third act structure is so satisfying when it is done well, and you don’t overstay your welcome. I think this world of the show is a big world, and if the third season is successful, we could go on in a different way. But I think for the story of Stede and Ed, that is a three-season story.“
Our Flag Means Death is set in the early 18th century during the Golden Age of Piracy and follows the misadventures of gentleman-turned-pirate Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and his crew aboard the Revenge as they try to make a name for themselves as pirates and cross paths with fame pirate captain Blackbeard (Taika Waititi). You can check out a review of Our Flag Means Death from our own Alex Maidy right here.
In real life, Stede and Blackbeard ultimately met gruesome fates, which helped bring about the end of the Golden Age of Piracy. David Jenkins added that this was a big reason he wanted to do the series in the first place. “I love the idea of a ‘golden age’ of anything, because just the existence of a golden age means there will be an end,” he said. “‘Mad Men’ is about the golden age of advertising. Basically, any show we love that idealizes something is about a rarified golden age of it, and it is about feeling that it will end and hoping the characters are strong enough to survive it and thrive even as it changes.“
Our Flag Means Death has proven to be quite popular with a very loyal fanbase, so if season 3 does bring an end to the series, it will hopefully do so with a bang. What are your hopes for the final season?
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/our-flag-means-death-season-3/