Hello, crew! Welcome to life after the S2 premiere! Feels good right? (Or… maybe not. Those episodes were pretty intense. If the darkness of S2 brought up some things in you, that’s okay. If you need help, please reach out to a hotline or someone you love.)
We had a lot of stuff this week – lots of behind-the-scenes (BTS) posts, lots and lots of interviews, and even more articles. We’ll go through day-by-day what went down this week, but we also have a list of all the articles and stuff at the end.
Please note that we are not hiding any content featuring scenes from episodes 1-3. We will continue to hide content from future episodes under spoiler accordions.
We were so proud to see that David Fane got Fang’s S2 tattoos (or tatau)! He looks chuffed.
We are so glad to have our writers back (although it’s not over yet for the WGA)! We got some BTS of the Revenge set from writer Alex Sherman.
David Jenkins did a fan pilgrimage to the HBO building in Los Angeles!
New Zealand (like, the country) launched a whole campaign to promote their involvement in the filming of OFMD, because the show provided “significant economic, cultural and industry benefits” to the country(!). The campaign gave us a fabulously goofy video with Taika, as well as an article listing filming locations!
We also did an event to stand with striking crew ahead of the premiere – check out all the great #OFMDstrong posts from fans!
Alex gave us some more BTS of the Revenge!
We also noticed that the New Zealand Film Commission did a screening of S2 for select folks, including our S2 on-set photographer, Nicola Dove!
We were given the final list of episode titles – all except the finale – from GamesRadar. Check under the accordion.
⚠️ Future episode titles ⚠️
Here’s the title list:
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 1 – Impossible Birds – out now!
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 2 – Red Flags – out now!
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 3 – The Innkeeper – out now!
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 4 – Fun and Games – October 12
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 5 – The Curse of the Seafaring Life – October 12
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 6 – Calypso’s Birthday – October 19
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 7 – Man on Fire – October 19
Our Flag Means Death season 2 episode 8 – TBA – October 26
Jenkins then offered fans to meet up with him at the billboard in New York City!
And everyone had an amazing time!
Season 2 premiered at 12:01am Pacific Time. And all was right with the world. 😌
Right at midnight PT, Alex wished us all a very good viewing.
The preview for episodes 4 & 5 didn’t appear for many, so a Twitter user posted it!
⚠️ Spoilers for episodes 4 & 5 ⚠️
It was at the end of episode 3, but for some reason got cut off.
Plus, we got 25 new promotional stills from WBD (Max’s parent company)! (More images at that link, or in our gallery.) Now, these are not screenshots from the episode, these are from photographer Nicola Dove, who was on-set during filming. So these are slightly alternate angles to scenes we’ve seen.
We finally – finally! – got a line of merch from Max!
With emotions running high, we heard from a lot of our cast & crew in honor of Premiere Day.
And a couple cast & crew members hosted watch parties!
And at the very end of it all, we wished Matthew Maher a very happy birthday!
Some crew members confirmed that Spanish Jackie has trans husbands!
Max then posted an adorable video of Taika and Rhys talking about working together – it has clips of upcoming episodes, so we’ll put it under a spoiler accordion.
⚠️ Footage from upcoming episodes ⚠️
This is just such a beautiful video. They have such a great relationship. And finally – S1 BTS, too!
We got a little teaser from Erroll Shand (Prince Ricky)…
Costume designer Gypsy Taylor made the pilgrimage to the HBO building in Los Angeles!
We heard from writer Jes Tom…
And then it sort of turned into Merman BTS Day, with first an article from Entertainment Weekly!
And then Alex…
Then we saw some other BTS from a costume maker.
And then, sadly, a fan noticed…
But, we ended the day on a high note with a crew member’s tweet.
We got some BTS from cinematographer Nathaniel Goodman.
And some BTS from costume designer Gypsy Taylor.
In honor of David Jenkins’ birthday, we got some photos of him from fellow cast & crew!
And we got some S2 posters from Max – excitingly, done by very popular fan artist!
We got some more BTS from cinematographer Nathaniel Goodman for an upcoming episode!
⚠️ Sets from an upcoming episode ⚠️
And the making of Stede’s mertail from artist Hayley Egan!
Fans also discovered a post from Max’s Latino account that has either an alternate version of the S1 kiss, or a cut second kiss – at 1:27.
Other Things This Week:
- Reviews & Articles:
- Unexpected Romantic Voyage Continues in Confident Second Season of Our Flag Means Death (RogerEbert.com)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Season 2 Review: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Fun (Wall Street Journal)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Season 2 review: It’s love over plunder — but how much history can a pirate comedy ignore? (Chicago Tribune)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Review: Stormy Seas in Season 2 (New York Times)
- In Season Two, ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Keeps Beautifully Mixing the Present into the Past (Cracked)
- Our Flag Means Romance (Vulture)
- Our Flag Means Death – Temporada 2: Reencuentros y pasiones destadas (Popcon)
- Our Flag Means Death season two review: Riotous queer romp gives fans exactly what they want (PinkNews)
- The Radical Freedom of Our Flag Means Death (Time)
- How Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Bends Genre to Craft a Full-Bodied Romance (Time)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Charts a Course for an Incredible Season 2 (The Daily Beast)
- Our Flag Means Death Just Pulled Off An Emotional Season 1 Parallel (SlashFilm)
- Interviews with David Jenkins and/or other crew members:
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ creator David Jenkins celebrates the show’s passionate fan base (Mashable)
- “We still haven’t scratched the tip of the iceberg”: Music Supervisor Maggie Phillips Talks About Our Flag Means Death (Tor)
- “We Got Some Beauty Today.” Behind Our Flag Means Death’s Strange Mermaid-Themed Reunion (Inverse)
- Behind the scenes of ‘Our Flag Means Death’: Creator David Jenkins unpacks the show’s central love triangle and that unforgettable merman scene (Insider)
- Our Flag Means Death Creator David Jenkins Says Stede ‘Becomes a Real Boy’ in Season 2 (TV Guide)
- “Being Uncomfortable In The Married State” David Jenkins On ‘Our Flag Means Death’ (Creative Screenwriting)
- Our Flag Means Death showrunner talks breakups, reconciliations, and an “unbelievable” finale in season 2 of the pirate comedy (GamesRadar)
- Our Flag Means Death season 2 shot a crucial scene in the Avatar 2 tank (Polygon)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’: How Blackbeard & Stede’s Fantastical Underwater Reunion Came Together (TV Insider)
- Our Flag Means Death Creator On Season 2’s Guest Stars, Practical Sets, And More Read More (SlashFilm)
- Inside the Creation of ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Season 2’s New Pirate Queen (Collider)
- How ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Became the Funniest Show on TV (The Daily Beast)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Levels Up Season 2’s Pirate Life with Waterslides, Mermen, and VFX (IndieWire)
- Our Flag Means Death Creator On What Ruibo Qian Brings To Her ‘Hot Mess’ Of A Character (SlashFilm)
- How Our Flag Means Death transformed Rhys Darby into a merman (Entertainment Weekly)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ creator explains the reveal of Lucius’ fate in season 2 after that devastating finale cliffhanger: ‘He’s got a little James Dean thing’ (Insider)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’: David Jenkins on Showcasing Stede & Blackbeard’s ‘Mythic’ Mermaid Love (TV Insider)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Fan Art Inspired Jim’s Season 2 Look (Collider)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Used The Revenge to Reflect Blackbeard’s Mood in Season 2 (Collider)
- Vote for Rhys & Taika for an unofficial “DILFs of the Year” award!
- Our Flag Means Advocacy & their Snack Squad continues to be amazing. They’re going to be at a pirate-themed picket on October 12th if anyone in NYC wants to join!
- A Twitter user found one of the OFMD fonts! (It’s free!)
- Another Twitter user has made a Spotify playlist with all S2 songs (so far).
- There’s a soup zine going out! Sign up here if you’re interested in contributing or assisting.
- If you want an OFMD avatar for your Max account, make a suggestion here!
We still have 5 more episodes to go, folks! And so much more BTS… Make sure to tune in next week and catch it all!
Until next time,