Flight of the Conchords return to HBO in May
The duo have a special presentation they would like to share
The Flight of the Conchords are coming back to HBO, and 2018 is a little brighter already. The musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, New Zealand’s premiere folk-duo, will return to HBO this May with an hour-long Flight of the Conchords comedy special. We hope Mel (Kristen Schaal) shows up with special fella to cheer the group on.
The special event was officially announced today by Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming. To tape before a live sold-out audience during their United Kingdom tour, the exclusive presentation will feature the duo performing their classics and new original songs from their “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”
New Zealanders McKenzie and Clement first debuted on HBO back in 2005 in an edition of the comedy series “One-Night Stand”. After that the two came back to HBO in 2007 for the debut season of the series “Flight of the Conchords”. The show (which is amazing) followed fictionalized versions of the duo’s lives in New York City. The series was praised by critics and beloved by fans, turning the cult favorites into an international sensation. “Flight of the Conchords” earned ten Emmy nominations over its two-season run on HBO, while their album “The Distant Future” won Best Comedy Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Clement’s film credits include the “Rio” movies (2011, 2014), “Men in Black 3” (2012) and “The BFG” (2016). McKenzie was the music supervisor for “The Muppets” (2011), which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” and “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014). Good one Bret. The comedy special will be directed by Hamish Hamilton. Executive producers are Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, and Mike Martinovich.
HBO stopped short of announcing the premiere date for the special, but you probably have time to binge through the two-seasons on HBO, and fall in love with the group all over again.