Flight of the Conchords returning to HBO with new comedy special

Friday, 12 Jan, 2018

Flight of the Conchords is returning - very briefly.

Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are returning with an hour-long comedy special that will premiere on HBO this May.

No word yet on whether Murray and Mel will be "present" for the new HBO special, though. Taped live before a sold-out audience on the musical comedians' United Kingdom tour, the duo will perform new original songs, as well as many of their classics.

Flight of the Conchords lasted two seasons and 22 episodes, with the series ending in 2009. The show racked up 10 Emmy nominations over the course of its two seasons. The show was praised by critics and beloved by fans, turning the cult favorites into an global sensation. Clement's credits include the Rio movies while McKenzie was the music supervisor for The Muppets.

Jemaine Clement revealed during an interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this week his intention to "to film a little something this year" with his musical partner Bret McKenzie.

The comedy special will be directed by Hamish Hamilton.