'Flight of the Conchords' special planned for May on HBO


Flight of the Conchords are getting the band back together for an hour-long comedy special. Two years later, they debuted their original series Flight of the Conchords, in which they played fictional versions of themselves.

Flight of the Conchords fans were abuzz when news broke late past year that the New Zealand-based musical comedy duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, would be touring the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2018.

Flight Of The Conchords became popular thanks to the two-season show they did of the same name between 2007-2009 and a radio show they did on the ABC with Rob Brydon in 2005.

The duo followed it up with a hit album featuring songs from the series. The series was praised by critics and beloved by fans, turning the cult favorites into an global sensation.

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The original TV-run earned 10 Emmy nominations and their album, The Distant Future, won Best Comedy Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Executive producers are Clement, McKenzie and Mike Martinovich.

The comedy special will be directed by Hamish Hamilton.