Devastating news! Confirming earlier speculation, Bret and Jemaine of Flight of the Conchords just announced via their website that their HBO show will not come back for a third season:
Bret, Jemaine, and James (co-creator/director) said “we’ve noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend, we are today announcing that we won’t be returning for a 3rd season. We’re very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make the show and also everyone who watched it. While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist.
We understand how difficult it must be to write a dozen episodes’ worth of new songs every year (the strain showed a little in the second season), but this totally blows. It does free up Murray to star in his own spinoff, though. After the jump, some bittersweet Conchords memories.
Here’s “Bowie’s in Space”:
“If You’re Into It”:
And “Business Time”:
Flight of the Conchords [Official site via ArtsBeat/NYT]