Max has been kicking off 2024 with some removals from its schedule by canceling both Our Flag Means Death and Julia after two seasons each.
Our Flag Means Death – which starred Rhys Darby (Stede Bonnet) and executive producer Taika Waititi (Captain Blackbeard) – was the first to receive the unfortunate news on Tuesday. “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,” Max said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “We also thank the dedicated fans who embraced these stories and built a gorgeous, inclusive community surrounding the show.”
The second series cancelation came on Wednesday as Julia – starring Sarah Lancashire as Julia Child – was ended after two seasons. “We are so honored to have partnered with Chris Keyser, Daniel Goldfarb and their masterful creative team and dynamic cast, led by Sarah Lancashire, as they cooked up Julia,” a Max spokesperson said in a statement. “Thanks to their beautiful work over two seasons of this heartful, sensual, and inspiring show, we can forever celebrate the incredible legacy of Julia Child.”
Our Flag Means Death ended three months ago, and Julia debuted what will now serve as its series finale on Dec. 21, 2023.