Reports: ‘Flight of the Conchords’ to Return to HBO

Flight of the Conchords, a musical comedy series that aired on HBO starring New Zealanders Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, is returning for a one-hour special later this year, according to numerous published reports. 

HBO said the special is not yet confirmed. 

The show, with Clement and McKenzie playing a musical duo struggling in Manhattan, ran for two seasons starting in 2007. It also starred Kristen Schaal as an obsessed fan of the Conchords and Rhys Darby as the duo’s uptight manager, Murray. 

The show had something of a cult following, fans drawn to the Conchords’ way offbeat music videos and idiosyncratic humor. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.