Is ‘Flight of the Conchords’ Returning to HBO?
It's business time! Flight of the Conchords is (maybe) returning to HBO for a four-episode encore, five years after the series finished its second, final season. In a new interview with The Guardian, Jemaine Clement said he misses "playing Flight of the Conchords gigs," revealing that he and co-star Bret McKenzie, along with frequent collaborator James Bobin, have been batting around ideas for a Conchords movie or musical.
While Clement and McKenzie have only become more successful since splitting up (McKenzie won an Oscar for his Muppets theme, Clement has starred in several films), it sounds like, for now, HBO has signed off on a four-episode return for their Kiwi comedy music duo. During their Conchords conversation, The Guardian nonchalantly dropped this bit of info: "HBO have commissioned a new, four-episode comedy show, he reveals. 'It was supposed to be this year but then we decided to put What We Do in the Shadows out ourselves.'"
The fact that it's described as a "new" comedy show makes us think it may not be under the Flight of the Conchords banner, but even if it's a different project, it's from the same brain trust, so we'll be tuning in.
UPDATE: As expected, the new project is not a Flight of the Conchords reunion.