Prepare for takeoff — perhaps. Jemaine Clement, who along with Bret McKenzie makes up the comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords, says they are working on a Flight of the Conchords TV show reunion. There’s just one catch. HBO, which cancelled the original TV series in 2009, after two seasons, says the Flight of the Concords special hasn’t been confirmed.
A musical comedy starring Clement and McKenzie as fictionalized versions of themselves, Flight of the Conchords also stars Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal, and Arj Barker. The series centers on centers this two-man New Zealand band as they take their novelty folk act to New York, in search of fame and fortune.
Entertainment Tonight reports:
Flight of Conchords is coming back — in one way, shape or form.
ET’s Leanne Aguilera spoke with one half of the comedy duo, Jemaine Clement, at FX‘s Television Critics Association press day on Friday, where he exclusively revealed that he and Bret McKenzie were working on a “little something” for the fans.
“We’d do something,” he replied when asked if a Flight of the Conchords reboot was in the works after the HBO series ended in 2009. “We’re going to film a little something this year.”
“We’re going to shoot an hour thing,” he added.
Clement, who shut down rumors of a Flight of the Conchords revival in 2014, played coy about whether HBO was involved in the project, and teased that he wouldn’t discuss what musical numbers he was working on. Clement and McKenzie’s first Flight of the Conchords U.K. tour in seven years kicks off in March, however, featuring all the classics from their show, as well as new material.
“[It is] something,” Clement told ET. “That’s it.”
ET has reached out to HBO for comment.
According to Broadcasting Cable, “HBO said the special is not yet confirmed.”
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