HBO, Flight of the Conchords getting the band back together?

Flight of the Conchords, the New Zealand duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, enjoyed a two-season run on HBO in 2007 and 2009. Their two albums released from those seasons both received Grammy nominations, with “The Distant Future” winning the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2008.

Could Flight of the Conchords be reuniting in 2015?

In fact, they already could have done so this year, according to a new interview Clement gave The Guardian to promote his new movie, What We Do In The Shadows.

Talk about burying the lede.

This is from the very bottom of the interview:

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.”

UPDATED! 9/2/14 Clement shot down the rumor, or as they say in another hemisphere, “rumour.” Here is his clarification, in two Tweets:



Here’s an HBO interview with Clement from 2008.

McKenzie’s HBO interview from 2008 mentions The Muppets. Funny, that. McKenzie won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” from the 2011 film, The Muppets.

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