The season two trailer for Our Flag Means Death promises epic queer romance and mutinous high jinks galore. The hit gay pirate show offers a queer spin to the real life-story of 18th-century co-captains turned rivals, “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), and Edward “Blackbeard” Teach (Taika Waititi).
The high-seas comedy, which first aired in the US in March last year, and in the UK about a year later, rapidly built a devoted LGBTQ+ fan base thanks to its range of explicit queer representation. Fans have been clamouring for a second season since the finale cliffhanger which saw Stede and Blackbeard’s relationship put in peril.
When their plans to run away together fall through, Blackbeard is consumed by bitterness and maroons Stede’s crew on a remote island. At the same time, Stede realises he has fallen head over heels for the wayward pirate and heads out on a new voyage to reunite with his lover.
The season two trailer, which dropped on Wednesday (30 August), shows the two pirates separated by an ocean of heartbreak, all set to the backdrop of Prince’s love ballad “The Beautiful Ones”.