Bret and Jemaine are back. In the age of reboots there’s still no new season of the once beloved show, but Flight of the Conchords are returning to HBO for a one-night special.
The special, titled Flight of the Conchords: Live in London, premieres Saturday, October 6, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the special (or DVR it, or watch it on-demand) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, otherwise known as the comedic musical duo Flight of the Conchords, are undoubtedly most well known for their self-titled TV show, which lasted two seasons before ending in 2009, but there’s much more to them than that.
“I like the idea of capturing what we do live, because it doesn’t really exist on tape,” McKenzie said. “We’ve spent so many years touring, but we’re more well known for the TV show, which is actually quite different from what we really do. People come to the shows, not really knowing what they’re going to see, and they’re surprised that we can play guitar and sing the songs.”
Though they haven’t been on television together since the show ended, both have enjoyed plenty of success.
McKenzie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for his work on The Muppets in 2011, while Clement plays Oliver Bird on Legion.
With their individual endeavors, both professional and personal, finding the time to work together isn’t quite as simple anymore.
“Theoretically we could do (hang out) whenever we wanted, because we both live in the same city in New Zealand,” Clement said. “But I find we’re not there at the same time. We’ve also got families — if we weren’t reading our kids stories at night and had nothing to do, we’d go to a bar and play songs.”
Now they’re finally back working together, but you better enjoy it while it’s here. McKenzie said that this project would be their last “definitely for a while.”
“This might be our last interview,” Clement joked.
“We’ll get back together in a couple of years, just to talk about last interview,” McKenzie said.
The special, which is produced by Clement, McKenzie, Simon Pizey, Hamish Hamilton and Mike Martinovich, and directed by Hamilton, has a run time of one hour and 28 minutes.