HBO confirmed word of a Flight of the Conchords special, saying there will be an hour-long special in May based on the musical series, starring New Zealanders Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.
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Taping before a live audience during their United Kingdom tour, the presentation will feature the duo performing their classics and new original songs.
McKenzie and Clement debuted on HBO in 2005 in the comedy series One-Night Stand, and returned to the network in 2007 for the debut season of Flight of the Conchords, which followed fictionalized versions of their lives in New York City. It ran for two seasons.
Both stars went on to film careers. Clement’s credits include the Rio movies while McKenzie was the music supervisor for The Muppets.
The comedy special will be directed by Hamish Hamilton. Executive producers are Clement, McKenzie and Mike Martinovich.
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.
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