After Our Flag Means Death’s cancellation by MAX, subscribers have been left shocked and are wondering why the streamer isn’t moving forward with the third season. So, here’s all you need to know about why the satirical comedy series was not renewed for another season.
Why was Our Flag Means Death canceled?
Despite its quality, the production of Our Flag Means Death season 2 was met with budget cuts, which was a clue that MAX wasn’t happy with its viewership numbers. This could have been the reason for its cancellation.
Showrunner David Jenkins posted the following on Instagram announcing the show’s cancellation:
Meanwhile, a rep for MAX stated:
“While Max will not be moving forward with a third season of Our Flag Means Death, we are so proud of the joyous, hilarious, and heartfelt stories that creator David Jenkins, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, Garrett Basch, Dan Halsted, Adam Stein, Antoine Douaihy, and the entire superb cast and crew brought to life. We also thank the dedicated fans who embraced these stories and built a gorgeous, inclusive community surrounding the show.”
We didn’t get an official reason for the cancellation of the critically acclaimed series. But the series reportedly received a 40% budget cut after its first season, which indicated that despite its quality of storytelling, MAX wasn’t happy with the viewership numbers.
It’s likely that the viewership wouldn’t have improved in the second season, which prevented its third season’s renewal. After all, MAX also canceled another high-profile series, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty for a similar reason in 2023.
Will Our Flag Means Death season 3 ever happen?
The chances for Our Flag Means Death season 3 are very slim. Another network or streaming service can pick it up in the future. But since there might have been just one more season anyway, it’s likely that Season 3 will never happen.
If MAX hadn’t canceled Our Flag Means Death, then David Jenkins and co could have brought the series to a fitting conclusion with just one more season. Since there’s no long-term value in renewing the show, other networks may not see it fit to pick up the series. So, we shouldn’t expect season 3 to ever happen.
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