'Flight of The Conchords' Co-Creator Has New Upcoming HBO Show
Jemaine Clement is working with 'Eagle vs. Shark' director Taika Waititi on four-episode comedy show
Cult New Zealand band The Flight of the Conchords left a lot of fans disappointed when they ended their self-titled HBO show in 2009.
Now one half of the musical comedy duo is planning to make a return to HBO with a four-episode comedy show. In an interview with The Guardian on Tuesday promoting the Australian release of the vampire farce What We Do in the Shadows, Jemaine Clement let slip that he's working on the show with director and sometime Conchords collaborator Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark).
“It was supposed to be this year but then we decided to put What We Do in the Shadows out ourselves,” said Clement about the prospective HBO show.
Clement didn't elaborate if fellow Conchord Bret McKenzie would be in the show, but did admit that he has discussed a reunion of the band for a film. Clement told The Guardian: “We talk about a movie every so often,” adding “sometimes it feels like we lost a lot of impetus over the last couple of years. But Bret, James [Bobin, lead director] and me, we all want to do a musical. It would be good to do something all together. … I miss playing Flight of the Conchords gigs.”
Both members of the Conchords have gone on to great success, with McKenzie even capturing an Oscar for best original song for the unforgettable "Man or a Muppet" from The Muppets. Clement, on the other hand, has concentrated mainly on acting, playing villains with particular relish in The Muppets Most Wanted, Gentleman Broncos and Men in Black III.