Weekly Wrap-Up

So again, let’s just start right off with the big news this week…

Max sure had fun teasing everyone about the good news. The first post was on a weekend (which caught everyone off guard), and then the second post had a hidden message in it! Whoever was made in charge of the social media promo knew how to engage us fans.

And then we finally(!) got a teaser trailer on Wednesday! If you haven’t seen it yet (or want to again):

โš ๏ธ S2 Teaser Spoilers โš ๏ธ

Here it is in all its Prince-ly glory!

We’ve been retweeting tons of great fan observations (and posting some of our own!) about the teaser on our Twitter, plus check out the #OFMDS2Spoilers hashtag! And remember, this is just the teaser trailer. We are due a trailer trailer in about 15-20 days; these are longer, and have more plot points revealed. If you feel over the moon about the teaser – just wait a couple weeks!

The teaser trailer got a ton of great press:

https://gizmodo.com/our-flag-means-death-season-2-air-date-hbo-max-teaser-1850786627
https://www.polygon.com/23852217/our-flag-means-death-season-2-release-date-trailer
https://ew.com/tv-trailers/our-flag-means-death-season-2-teaser-trailer
https://deadline.com/video/our-flag-means-death-season-2-teaser-trailer/
https://bleedingcool.com/tv/our-flag-means-death-season-2-set-for-october-5th-teaser-poster/
https://www.thepopverse.com/our-flag-means-death-max-aesthetic-bold-teaser-season-2
https://www.slashfilm.com/1380065/stede-ed-love-affair-messy-our-flag-means-death-season-2-teaser-trailer/
https://www.indiewire.com/news/trailers/our-flag-means-death-season-2-premiere-date-teaser-1234900616/
https://www.theverge.com/23852544/our-flag-means-death-season-2-date-trailer-hbo-max
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2023/08/our-flag-means-death-season-2-teaser
https://mashable.com/video/our-flag-means-death-season-2-trailer
https://nerdist.com/article/our-flag-means-death-season-2-trailer-reveals-release-date-teases-complicated-ed-blackbeard-stede-bonnet-romance/
https://www.thewrap.com/our-flag-means-death-season-2-premiere-date-teaser-max/
https://www.themarysue.com/our-flag-means-death-season-2-teaser-trailer/
https://screenrant.com/our-flag-means-death-season-2-trailer-release-date/
https://www.out.com/gay-tv-shows/our-flag-means-death-season-2
https://www.tvinsider.com/1103807/our-flag-means-death-season-2-teaser-premiere-date-ofmd-stede-blackbeard-rhys-darby-taika-waititi/
https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1329606-our-flag-means-death-season-2-release-date-revealed-in-trailer
https://glaad.org/queer-pirate-comedy-our-flag-means-death-teases-season-2-with-new-trailer-max-sets-premiere-date/
https://movieweb.com/our-flag-means-death-season-2-trailer-release/
https://www.ign.com/articles/our-flag-means-death-season-2-max-october
https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a44963902/our-flag-means-death-season-2-trailer
https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/our-flag-means-death-trailer-season-2-max-tv-news-roundup-1235706140/

We also got the first official S2 poster, and premiere date, and tagline!

Warner Brothers Discovery (parent company of Max) released a press release about the episode schedule:

Our information seems to have been correct about an 8-episode season. It looks like the last week will be just one episode – perhaps they’ll gift us with a slightly longer one.

The October 5 premiere date, by the way, does seem to be worldwide as far as we can tell. Which means Oceania has had to fudge their airdates a little bit so everyone is aligned. We may have gaps of a few hours between time zones, but assuming your country has a distributor (like the BBC), nobody outside the US is going to have to wait months to see it, like last time! This is great news for fans.

Cast & crew sadly couldn’t celebrate the teaser release with us, but they were there in their own way. Writer Alex Sherman posted about a completely unrelated(!) trip to a lighthouse to Instagram, and Samba wrote a quick statement in an Instagram story:

Samba Schutte's Instagram story. It's just text: "Thanks for all your support guys, and for sharing the teaser while we can't. So many people outside of us actors worked so so hard on this and they deserve to be celebrated for their amazing talents. We're so excited to celebrate with you all when we can. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ"

While we were waiting for the teaser trailer to drop, we released our “What We Know About S2 So Far” blog post. It has all the crumbs we have been feasting on for the last 17 months, and we’ll be adding to it as we get more info leading up to October 5. If you’ve watched the teaser trailer and you want even more information, consider checking that out!

Also – have you filled out your bingo card yet? There are a few templates circulating, here’s one:

Anyhow, back to our regularly-scheduled blog post format…

August 30 (aka Teaser Trailer Day)

Gasp indeed! Nathan was seen having dinner with Taika! (Taika is pointing to a Tongan cultural tattoo on his hand that he recently got.)

Other than that, it was just a normal day. Fans were totally not losing their minds.

Also… ๐Ÿ‘€

August 31

Daddy Jenkins was seen in an Our Flag Means Daddy bomber jacket! Very few have been made, and those who have one wear it proudly.

And then a possible lil spoiler…

โš ๏ธ Possible S2 Plot Spoilers โš ๏ธ

Interesting…

And lastly – again, actual promo from Max. It’s still strange to see.

September 1

We entered the fandom’s High Holy Days!

September 3

DragonCon had a great OFMD crowd!

And just two days after the poster was released, we have our first S2 tattoo:

Other Stuff:

And that’s it(!) this week…

Officially just over a month away, folx. It’s happening.

Until then, be excellent to each other.
@OFMDCrew