Jemaine Clement of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords told Entertainment Tonight on Friday that he and Bret McKenzie will film a one-hour television special this year.
The duo of course did a Flight of the Conchords television series for two seasons (2007-09) on HBO, so this would appear to be a reboot of sorts.
“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.
Even if the details are quite vague, this is very exciting news to fans of the (very unique) TV series.
The AV Club asked HBO about the special, and HBO said that “the deals are not fully in place,” but they “will hopefully have news soon.”
“The deals are not fully in place. We’ll hopefully have news soon and will be back in touch.”
So it sure appears that something is indeed the works for a Flight of the Conchords one-hour reboot at HBO, and hopefully it will bring some more hilarious moments like these (and hopefully will include the return of Rhys Darby as Murray Hewitt):
UPDATE: HBO has confirmed that there will be a one-hour Flight of the Conchords special that will premiere in May.
However, it appears to be a live performance (a taped live performance in front of a UK audience) from the duo, rather than another hour in the style of the scripted television series. So, it may just be Clement and McKenzie performing their songs, and not include the series’ fun characters like Murray and Mel (though it would seem possible that Rhys Darby and Kristen Schaal will make an onstage appearance).
It should still be very fun for fans of the duo, but it’s a little disappointing that we’re apparently not getting an hour of the show back.
Here’s more, from Entertainment Weekly:
This May, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will return to HBO for an hour-long Flight of the Conchords comedy special, the network announced Thursday. Taped live before a sold-out audience on the musical comedians’ U.K. tour, the duo will perform new original songs, as well as many of their classics.
[CBS 8; AV Club]