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

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

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

HBO confirmed Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are reuniting to give Conchord fans a one-hour special set to air this spring.

The native New Zealanders originally made their HBO debut in 2005 on the half-hour comedy special One-Night Stand.


The special event was officially announced today by Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming. The special, slated to air this May, will feature Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement performing classic Conchords songs ("Business Time"!) along with new originals in front of a live audience during their United Kingdom tour.

The original Flight Of The Conchords series aired on HBO in 2007 and finished up in 2009 after two seasons.

The show earned ten Emmy nominations, with Flight of the Conhcords' album "The Distant Future" winning Best Comedy Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Clement's film credits include the "Rio" movies (2011, 2014), "Men in Black 3" (2012) and "The BFG" (2016). Executive producers are Clement, McKenzie and Mike Martinovich.

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