HBO to Air 'Flight of the Conchords' Special in May

HBO to Air 'Flight of the Conchords' Special in May

Are you ready for the return of Flight of the Conchords?

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

The special event was officially announced today by Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming. 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.

The duo comprising Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are recording a show on their 22-date UK tour
KENT BLECHYNDEN FAIRFAX NZ The duo comprising Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are recording a show on their 22-date UK tour

The show was well received, being nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, and also featured Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal and Arj Barker. Two years later, they debuted their original series Flight of the Conchords, in which they played fictional versions of themselves. McKenzie was the music supervisor for "The Muppets" (2011), which won him an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for "Man or Muppet", and "Muppets Most Wanted" (2014).

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie first debuted on HBO in 2005 in an episode of the stand-up series "One Night Stand", then reappeared again 2007 for their self-titled hit series.

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