Showrunner and Taika Waititi on delayed renewal

Beside Abbott Elementary School, Our flag means death is the most popular new show of the season. But unlike Abbott, the HBO Max pirate parody has yet to be renewed for a second season. It’s creator and showrunner David Jenkins and star Taika Waititi as much as the rest of us. In a new interview, Jenkins and Waititi commented Our flag means death Season 2 renewal delayed.

“I don’t know anything,” Waititi told the Los Angeles Times. “I just think they should because it makes sense. Also, I need to know what happens next. [Laughs]EVEN, Taika. Same.

“It’s hard not to pick up after what happened at the end,” Jenkins said of the March 24 Season 1 finale, which is setting up for another season. “It is particularly difficult. I hope they will come out of it. I hope they will want to do more. I know everyone on the show wants it. Just to carry on [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.

Waititi plays the legendary pirate Blackbeard opposite Rhys Darby, well, not as legendary but extremely lovable, Captain Stede Bonnet. The two fall in love during Season 1, making it one of the most heartwarming comedies currently on television. And as Jenkins said, the internet fervor for the series is only growing. In fact, Parrot Analytics data reveals Our flag is more popular than Moon Knight and all other HBO titles on the streaming service.

Parrot Analytics publishes a weekly content series that tracks breakout shows via The envelope. It defines breakout shows as “the most requested series that have been created in the last 100 days”. He doesn’t follow the audience like Nielsen; rather, it measures public demand, interest and engagement.

Scroll through any social media platform (TikTok and Twitter, in particular) and it won’t take long to find something related to the series. It has inspired fan cam video montages, cosplay videos, fan art, and more. The actor who plays Jim, Vico Ortiz, has also become a popular TikTok personality thanks to the show.

Parrot’s analysis shows how engagement on social networks has impacted the success of Our flag. Without having released a new episode for weeks, it not only stayed at No. 1 for the third week in a row, but increased its demand. Moon Knight, currently halfway through its first season, has dramatically increased its demand by 64%. But it still couldn’t knock the period comedy off its top spot.

Yes, new episodes of a Marvel original series receiving rave reviews from critics and fans couldn’t top Our flagpopularity. Another analysis by Parrot found that the rise of comedy is most comparable to Ted Lasso. It has 42.8% more demand than the Apple TV+ comedy for Season 1, and viewers will remember how Jason Sudeikis’ comedy was hit by a sleeper.

Nielsen’s ratings for the end of March have yet to be released. But it’s hard to imagine that its online popularity doesn’t translate into high viewership. Our flag also has the potential to be an Emmy nominee. And by all accounts, Waititi, Jenkins and the rest of the cast are ready to start Season 2.

HBO Max, what’s the problem? ! Bring back our favorite little pirate friends immediately! Please…?

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