Hello, crew! The actors strike is over! 🥳 Congratulations to SAG-AFTRA, and our actors! This week was all about the behind-the-scenes (BTS) footage. And, maybe a couple other things. Let’s get into it! (Reminder that you can find everything below in our gallery!)
We started the week with some BTS from crew members. A lot of discussion on Twitter about the budget for these sets.
Alex gifted Twitter with a new SMAU idea…
…and discussed him potentially getting an AO3 account. (How does he not already have one??)
We were all hypnotized by Minnie…
Max then sent emails out to many subscribers asking them what they thought of the show, including certain storylines and characters we might want to see in a potential S3. If you didn’t get a survey and want to chime in with your thoughts, you can always do so at Max’s feedback website.
But the biggest news of the day, which came in the evening (US time), was that SAG-AFTRA finally approved a deal with the AMPTP! The actors strike is now over!
Immediately we heard from some of the cast.
But mostly, fans were eager to hear from Samba, who last we checked, had 4,000+ photos saved up.
David put out a little palate-cleanser to get the day started.
And we heard from Vico about the strikes!
Twitter was ablaze with eagerness to hear from Samba.
In the meantime, Alex gave us a crumb.
Then the floodgates opened. First, we heard from Minnie Driver.
Rhys jumped in, wordlessly sharing a photo of himself.
But the first real BTS post from cast really came from Vico, with this absolutely stunning video.
With the timeline buzzing, a Twitter user recalled talking to Vico at New York Comic Con…
Then we heard from Nathan.
Finally, we heard from Samba. And it was a beautiful post.
Then Kristian chimed in.
Then we got tons of fabulous photos from Samson.
Then we got a great group picture from Ruibo – and it’s not embedding for some reason, but you can find it here. Samba chimed in…
Then we heard from Madeleine…
Some fans spotted Vico wearing a leather glove in Samson’s photos, and were wondering if it was Izzy’s…
Then we got another fabulous video from Vico – and “Garlic Knot” & “Garlic Soup” ship names are confirmed!
Then we got the Madeleine photos!
And boy, that was a day!
We started the morning with some BTS from a crew member of Nathan…
Then Con gifted us with some practice swordplay between takes. His ultimate post on Instagram has cropped photos, a Twitter user managed to snag the full-size ones from his first post.
We also heard from makeup artist Deb Watson.
And more photos from Vico!
We got some great clips from VFX company ReDefine of how they pulled off some of the scenes in S2.
A couple of cast members were chiming in on the fun via their stories on Instagram.
Leslie was commenting on Twitter with fans.
To break up the monotony(!) of BTS, we heard that OFMD merch is one of HBO’s best-selling merch…
…and the Tomatometer score for S2 has increased to 96%!
Makeup artist Deb Watson released a photo of Con’s made-up back to her Instagram stories – but it left out one very important bit, so we got the full image from Con.
There was some discussion of Con’s use of the word “flagellated”…
We heard from Minnie again!
And from makeup artist Deb Watson again.
And from Vico again!
Certainly, it is a feast! (/hj)
Then we were treated to BTS of Con’s drag look.
And finally, Samba!
But the BTS that swept the fandom away that day was surely Leslie’s dancing video…
We loved that the Leslie/Nathan moment was captured on camera for posterity.
Leslie gave us another video, this time a slideshow of pictures.
For one day, it was a lot. (And we loved every minute!)
To end the week, we got another post from Con.
Other Things This Week
- Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Interview: Damian Del Borrello On Pirate Sounds (ScreenRant)
- How ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creates Emotion Through Sound (No Film School)
- Interview: David Jenkins On The Future of ‘Our Flags Means Death’ and the Endless Fan Support (AwardsRadar)
- Making Mermaid Magic with Our Flag Means Death Costume Designer Gypsy Taylor (ScreenHub)
- Other Articles:
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Star Wants To Show You How To Make “Gentlebeard Cupcakes” (The Mary Sue)
- Our Flag Means Death Inspires Fan-Made Dating Sim (GINX TV)
- The 10 Best ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Characters, Ranked by Likability (Collider)
- ‘Our Flag Means Death’: See the Cast Behind the Scenes of Season 2 (TV Insider)
- The Unicorn Scale: Our Flag Means Death Season 2 (Bisexual.org)
- A Twitter user is running the “13 Days of Crimes-mas” December 1-14.
- Dominic Burgess (Jeffrey Fettering) was seen on the picket lines for SAG-AFTRA!
- Rhys posted some pirate content on his way to his standup show in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Taika and wife Rita were spotted in Shrek’s swamp. (That mask lives in our nightmares.)
- Rhys did his favorite noises for BBC Radio 6 in honor of his tour through the UK.
- David Jenkins posted the full photoshoot for his appearance in Metro Weekly earlier this month.
- Fans of the OFMD Reverse Bang (a fanfic/fanart collaboration) will be excited to know the next round will be in January.
- A Twitter user is gauging interest in a Stizzy zine.
- Another Twitter user posted a Ravelry pattern for Wee John’s knit sweater.
- “Our Flag Means Daddy” made writer Alex Stein and Damien Gerard (Father Teach) their own bomber jackets!
- A lucky fan got to have drinks with Rhys after his show in Manchester, England!
- The Our Flag Means Advocacy group released their own version of BTS, filmed at NYCC.
- Taika did a nice photoshoot for So Foot magazine.
- Albert Hall in Manchester gave us a ton of photos from Rhys’ recent standup there.
- Joel Fry is confirmed to be a co-star in the Doctor Who Christmas Special this year. He was spotted filming last week.
- A Twitter user put together a filming timeline based on timestamps found on photos released by Max.
- Another Twitter user is collecting questions for an interview with costume designer Gypsy Taylor that they will be doing Wednesday, November 15.
- Voting crew came through for Rhys, who climbed to #6 on the Sexiest Daddy Alive list.
- Crew in Atlanta hosted a meetup!
- A photographer caught Rhys in Manchester.
- @RenewAsACrew pulled in $5,000 in their latest fundraising event – congrats to them!
- Con is up for TV Insider’s Performer of the Month – vote now! (Voting ends November 15.)
And so the floodgates have opened! Two weeks after the finale, no less! We are going to have a blast with cast and crew over the next weeks. And we’ll be uploading all of it to our website!
Until next time,