It’s business time for Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. If like me, you really enjoyed Flight of the Conchords and were bitterly disappointed to see it only last two seasons with 22 episodes, then you will be happy to know that Jemaine Clement has confirmed there’s going to be a HBO special of the critically acclaimed show.
Clement was light on the details, but it would seem the duo will be working on the Conchords special, which is going to be an hour long, sometime in 2018. Possibly coinciding with their upcoming concert tour. The tour will be in the U.K. and Ireland this March and April.
“It should be fun, we’ve done some of it before, some of it will be new and some of it we’ll be working on in the next few months” said Clement. He also spoke about how the Conchords have evolved. “We’ve grown up, we’re not the characters in the TV show, in real life we’re dads and listen to different kinds of music”.
Further to this, there was also confirmation of a U.S television adaptation of the brilliantly funny film What We Do in the Shadows, which Clement co-wrote with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. There are plans in place to shoot a pilot later this year. Also mentioned was that he won’t be appearing in the show, but will be writing it.
In addition to all that recent news, Clement has also recently finished a six-episode shoot of Wellington Paranormal. A New Zealand based television spinoff of What We Do in the Shadows which is also expected to premiere later this year. The show is about two Wellington police officers who investigate ghosts, werewolves and other things paranormal.
So, lots to get your teeth into if you’re a fan of Jemaine Clement’s work, however for the time being there are no specific release dates for any of the aforementioned projects just yet. But just knowing they’re on the way is pretty exciting. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more!