Jemaine Clement — best known as one half of the duo behind the cult musical comedy series The Flight of the Conchords — is returning to HBO. In an interview with the Guardian, Clement let slip that the network had commissioned a brand-new, four-episode series from him and sometime Conchords director Taika Waititi, with whom he recently released the indie vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows. “It was supposed to be this year but then we decided to put What We Do in the Shadows out ourselves,” he said.
It’s not clear whether partner Bret McKenzie will be present for the new venture, although Clement confirmed that there is still some interest in reviving Flight of the Conchords as well. “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.”