Flight of The Conchords Co-Creator Jemaine Clement Is Working on a New HBO Show

25th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Jermaine Clement

Despite the disappointing news that Flight of the Conchords co-creators Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie do not have any plans at the moment to revive their beloved HBO series, which ended back in 2009, some good news did come out of Clement’s recent interview with The Guardian. According to Clement, who was promoting the Australian release of his new film, What We Do In The Shadows, he and director (and sometimes Conchords collaborator) Taika Waititi are working together on a four-episode comedy series for HBO.

“It was supposed to be this year but then we decided to put What We Do in the Shadows out ourselves,” said Clement about when the  new HBO show may happen.

Even though Clement did not mention if McKenzie would be involved in anyway with the potential new show, he did say that he misses the band and that there has been talk in the past about reuniting together for a possible Flight of the Conchords film.

“We talk about a movie every so often,” Clement told The Guardian, “[s]ometimes it feels like we lost a lot of impetus over the last couple of years. But Bret, James [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.”

Since Flight of the Conchords ended its run on HBO back in 2009, both Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have found success with other projects. Clement has focused primarily on acting, starring in films like The Muppets Most Wanted and Men in Black III, while McKenzie has done more work with music, even winning an Oscar for Best Original Song for “Man or a Muppet” from The Muppets in 2012.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (chris@tvovermind.com).
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