Setting the Scene in Our Flag Means Death
After starting the season with its lovable cast split in two, Our Flag Means Death concluded its second season with the entire crew of the Revenge sailing off together into the literal sunset – well, almost the entire crew. With Rhys Darby’s Stede and Taika Waititi’s Blackbeard staying behind on land to make a go at being innkeepers, they’ve found their happy ending, which could be where the story of Our Flag Means Death finishes for good, New Zealand-born journalist Sarah Catherall writes for Vanity Fair.
But according to series creator David Jenkins, there’s still more story to tell, and the fans rallying behind a third season may just help make that dream come true.
Catherall asks Jenkins how he was able to use the setting in season two in New Zealand.
“It was jaw-dropping. In New Zealand, you go out the west side of Auckland, and it’s like the most beautiful beach you’ve ever seen,” Jenkins says. “You go to Bethells Beach, and you can turn the camera here; you can shoot the entire thing. You’d shoot it a little bit this way, you’ve got, like, a Bergman movie. You go to the ocean, you’ve got From Here to Eternity. The freedom that you have and the beauty, I’ve never experienced anything like that before.”
Original article by Sarah Catherall, Vanity Fair, October 26, 2023.