‘Our Flag Means Death’ Creator Raises White Flag on Former Max Comedy

Our Flag Means Death creator David Jenkins has raised the white flag on his former Max comedy finding a new home.

“I can officially confirm that we’ve reached the end of the road,” Jenkins posted on Instagram. “At least as far as this sweet show is concerned. After many complimentary meetings, conversations, etc., it seems there is no alternate home for our crew.”

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Max canceled the comedy starring Rhys Darby and exec producer Taika Waititi in January after a critically acclaimed two-season run.

Praised for its queer storylines, Our Flag Means Death has an impressive 94 percent score among critics and 93 percent rating with viewers on Rotten Tomatoes. Season one of the series consisted of 10 episodes and aired in March 2022, with the renewal coming for a shortened eight-episode run that wrapped in October.

Fans of Flag were vocal, launching campaigns to save the show and fundraising for billboards in New York and London. Jenkins acknowledged the loyal fan base in his post, thanking those who participated in the campaign to save the show and saying that those efforts were “noticed across the industry” and helped the those involved with the series “deal with the loss.”

Max, like other streamers, has been reviewing its programming slate in the wake of the industry’s contraction and belt tightening. In addition to canceling Our Flag Means Death, the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed streamer also axed Issa Rae’s Rap Sh!t, Chris Keyser’s Julia and The Flight Attendant.

Here’s Jenkins’ post:

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