'Flight of the Conchords' Creators Writing Fairytale Comedy Musical

It's been far too long since 'Flight of the Conchords.' The HBO musical comedy series, which centered on the titular New Zealand folk duo and their attempts to become famous musicians, was one of the most gleefully hilarious things to air on television in recent memory.

The series ended in 2009, and the Conchords themselves have gone their separate ways -- Jemaine Clement has starred in films like 'Gentleman Broncos' and 'Men in Black 3,' while Bret McKenzie recently won an Academy Award for his musical work on 'The Muppets.' While Clement and McKenzie have been touring together, there's no filmed reunion in sight yet for the two (though a movie is reportedly being discussed). But McKenzie is teaming up with another member of the 'Conchords' creative team: executive producer James Bobin, who helped bring the show to HBO. 

They're doing a fairy-tale musical comedy. 

McKenzie, who also appears in 'The Hobbit' trilogy, dished about his new collaboration with Bobin to Collider: "I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of—it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that," he said. "I’m developing and that script’s halfway through. James Bobin’s helping me. I’m the official writer but we’re developing it. I want to make a comedy musical with singing dragons and monsters and stuff. [It’s] live-action, so it would be a mixture of The Muppets andThe Princess Bride [….] It’s definitely my favorite thing I’m working on at the moment. It’s early, though, it’s early. It’s still developing."

McKenzie will return as music supervisor for next year's Muppet sequel, 'Muppets Most Wanted,' which will also a semi-reunion for the Conchords: Clement will reportedly cameo in the puppet-centric film. 


- Bret McKenzie
- Flight of the Conchords

Written by: mcpherson
Aug 12th, 2013, 2:08 pm

Images courtesy of HBO


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