This article has been updated on September 3 at 10.00am GMT. Please see below.
It’s been five long years since Flight of the Conchords last aired on HBO, but the New Zealand folk duo are apparently not quite done singing to audiences about heavy topics such as robot Armageddons and racist dragons.
While both Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have both gone on to quite successful non-Conchord careers, fans have long hoped that the duo might eventually reunite onscreen. That idea has apparently been on their radar as well, and Clement confirmed in an interview with The Guardian that they will be back together on HBO soon:
Are the Conchords, dormant at the moment, waiting to erupt again? ‘We talk about a movie every so often,’ says Clement. ‘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.’
HBO have commissioned a new, four-episode comedy show, he reveals. ‘It was supposed to be this year but then we decided to put What We Do in the Shadows out ourselves.’
While the jury’s out on whether this is truly a good idea (Pro: new Conchords episodes. Con: was anyone really clamoring for new Conchords episodes?), at the very least these guys have had plenty of time to come up with some new material. And as long as Super Fan Mel (Kristen Schaal) is back, that’s good enough.
Update: It appears four episodes of Flight of the Conchords aren't happening after all. Clement sent out a couple tweets to clarify the rumors.
Don't get too sad, though. This isn't bad news. Sure, it's not the Conchords. But we have faith in any collaboration between Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, and HBO.