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Wax Wings: HBO's "Conchords" Ends Flight

Things are looking about as grim as Murray's love life for fans of Flight of the Conchords today.

Flight of the Conchords creators Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, and James Bobin have announced that there will not be a third season of their eponymous Emmy-nominated HBO comedy series, as first reported by The New York Times.

Following months of speculation about the fate of the series, the trio announced their intentions not to pursue a third season of Flight of the Conchords on their official website:

"We’ve noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend we are today announcing that we won’t be returning for a 3rd season. We’re very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make the show and also everyone who watched it. While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist."

Digital cabler HBO had previously said that they would be willing to commission a third season, should McKenzie and Clement be up for it. Alas, it looks like we won't find out just what happened to our favorite Kiwi folk-rock band after they returned to New Zealand...

Comments

Piper said…
Oh, sad! I loved Flight of the Conchords and will miss Bret, Jemaine, Murray, and Mel. Very sad.
Unknown said…
You know, I'm glad. Though I loved Season 2, it wasn't a patch on the first. I'm glad that they're going out on a high.

However, I think there's milage in a Conchords made-for-TV musical movie. It'd give them enough time to get the songs polished, the story great... ah well, I can dream.

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