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There 'might not' be more 'Flight of the Conchords,' says star Jemaine Clement

November 4, 2009 |  8:01 am
Say it ain't so: "Flight of the Conchords" star and co-creator Jemaine Clement told Reuters that the fate of the HBO musical-comedy series was up in the air.

While the network -- and fans -- have been awaiting word of a third season, Clement said he and co-creators Bret McKenzie and James Bobin had not yet decided on whether they want to keep the show going. The second season followed New Zealand bandmates Clement and McKenzie's move to New York, where they tried to make it in the music business.

"It very likely might not," Clement said. "It could come back in a shorter season or like a special." He expects a decision to be made within a month. 

Part of the problem? It doesn't sound like Season 3 has been written yet. "We've got to write the series, but we've also got to write the songs, and just dividing your time into those two writing tasks is really tricky," Clement said.

"We've left their future entirely in their hands," said HBO spokeswoman Nancy Lesser. "We would love to have more, and we left an open door at HBO." 

-- Denise Martin

Photo: Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie in "Flight of the Conchords." Credit: HBO