HBO confirms Flight Of The Conchords special

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The Flight of the Conchords are coming back to HBO, and 2018 is a little brighter already.

New Zealanders Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are scheduled to tape the program during their live, sold-out Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour. Today, HBO announced an upcoming hour-long special will premiere in May. 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.

New Zealand's fourth most popular folk band, Flight Of The Conchords, has confirmed they'll be returning to TV screens this year. The cult favorite signed off the air in 2009 after two seasons and 22 episodes, having earned Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Clement.

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The duo followed it up with a hit album featuring songs from the series. Since then, McKenzie won an Oscar for writing songs for 2011's The Muppets, with Clement now co-starring on FX's Legion. It ran for two seasons.

The comedy special will be directed by Hamish Hamilton.

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