Hit HBO Max series still more in demand than Moon Knight two weeks after finale
Moon Knight is the most recent Marvel show to hit Dinsey+, and it’s a big hit with critics and audiences alike. After three episodes, the show stands on rotten tomatoes with a critics score of 87% and an audience score of 94%. Despite the positive reactions, the show is currently beaten by an HBO Max show that ended last month. Our flag means death is the new pirate comedy from David Jenkins that stars Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby as two pirates who embark on an unlikely relationship. It was reported by Business Intern earlier this month that the show was the eleventh most requested show in the United States and globally, and demand for the show tripled between its series premiere and season finale. Now, Forbes shares a report from Parrot Analytics that says Our Flag Means Death is the “in-demand” movie series two weeks after its finale and beats Moon Knight even though the Marvel show jumped 64% week over week.
“The way Parrot calculates things does not necessarily mean that the audience for Our flag is greater than Moon Knightbecause other elements are taken into account, such as chatter on social networks, where Our flag is hugely mainstream as fans are screaming to renew it for a second season and posting fan art all over Twitter and TikTok,” says Forbes.
Despite the success of Our Flag Means Death, HBO has yet to renew the show for a second season. In fact, showrunner David Jenkins and Waititi recently spoke with Forbes and gave an uncertain update on the show’s future.
“I don’t know anything. I just think they should because it makes sense. Besides, I need to know what happens next,” Waititi explained with a laugh.
“It’s hard not to pick up after what happened at the end,” added Jenkins. “It’s especially difficult. I hope they understand that. I hope they want to do more. I know everyone in the show wants. Just to keep going [social media] and seeing the trend for about two weeks seems unreal. It’s so gratifying, even without knowing if we’re renewed, to see that people liked it so much.”
The (hopefully) first season of Our flag means death is now streaming on HBO Max, and the first three episodes of Moon Knight are available to watch on Disney+.