Jemaine Clement discusses Flight Of The Conchords reunion ideas
Flight Of The Conchords’ Jemaine Clement has teased a new project with Bret McKenzie…
Bret? Present. Jemaine? Present. James Bobin? Present. That’s right, New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody duo have met to discuss a return.
“We talk about a movie every so often,” Jemaine Clement told The Guardian.
“Sometimes it feels like we lost a lot of impetus over the last couple of years. But Bret, James [Bobin, lead director, who has since gone on to helm two Muppets movies] 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.”
The fact that everybody involved seems to be behind the musical idea is promising for fans of the show. However, reports that four new episodes of Flight Of The Conchords are coming have been since been quashed by Clement:
“Before this rumour gets out of hand - we are not working on a 4 ep Conchords show for HBO,” he told Twitter. “I am working on another idea with them though, hence the mix-up.”
The confusion came from misquotes of The Guardian article, which flew around the internet last night. Many misinterpreted the fact that Clement will be appearing on TV with new collaborator Taika Waititi for a confirmation of new Conchords.
Either way, fans will be pleased to hear that the Conchords are at least discussing a reunion proper, after the teasing treat of knowing they both worked separately on Muppets Most Wanted.
If you fancy a Clement comedy fix sooner though, his vampire project What We Do In The Shadows reaches UK screens on 21 November.
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