Conchords grounded

Folk duo won't make a third series

The Flight Of The Conchords will definitely NOT be making a third series of their cult hit show.

The New Zealand folk parodists have long sparked speculation about the HBO show’s future, saying it was too difficult to keep coming up with new songs.

Now Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement have officially announced the show’s demise on their website.

Their statement read: ‘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.’

Kenzie and Clement were flatmates at Victoria University of Wellington, formed Flight Of The Conchords in 1998.

They were named best newcomer at the 2002 Melbourne Comedy Festival, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2002 and 2003, when they were nominated for the Perrier Award.

In 2004, they recorded a series for Radio Two, which became the basis for the HBO series three years later. BBC Four broadcast the comedy in the UK.

The last episode aired in the States in March.

Here's a scene from the first series:

Published: 11 Dec 2009

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