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‘Flight of the Conchords’ Star Developing New HBO Series

Sep 3, 2014  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of “Flight of the Conchords,” which aired for two seasons on HBO from 2007-2009, has a new project in the works for the pay-cable channel.

In an interview with the U.K. publication The Guardian, Jemaine Clement said he and Taika Waititi, who directed some episodes of “Conchords,” have received an order for a four-episode comedy show by HBO.

“It was supposed to be this year but then we decided to put ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ out ourselves,” he said, referring to an indie vampire movie that opened in New Zealand and is opening in Australia. He didn’t provide more details about the HBO project.

Clement and Bret McKenzie make up the real-life musical comedy team Flight of the Conchords, and played fictionalized versions of themselves in the quirky HBO series.

It’s not clear whether the new HBO project would involve McKenzie, although Clement said the pair talk about working on a movie “every so often.”

He added: “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.”

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Bret McKenzie, left, and Jemaine Clement

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