No Third Season for Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords
HBO's The Flight of the Conchords has taken off for the last time. The comedy starring the New Zealand duo will not return.
"We are today announcing that we won't be returning for a third season. We're very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended," a statement on their Web site from stars Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement and fellow executive producer James Booth read. "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."
Flight of the Conchords landing for good?
McKenzie and Clement, under the name Flight of the Conchords, gained a reputation for their mix of comedy and acoustic folk music in their native New Zealand. The duo hosted a BBC radio series before Flight of the Conchords premiered on HBO in August 2007. On the half-hour comedy, McKenzie and Clement played fictional versions of themselves who move to New York in search of fame and fortune.
The series' second season premiered in February to 826,000 viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Over its two seasons, the show was nominated for 10 Emmys, including best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series for Clement following Season 2.
HBO declined to comment.