Business time may not last much longer for Flight of the Conchords.
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, the New Zealand duo whose HBO comedy became a cult favorite last year, say the show’s second season will likely be its last. The duo are still working on songs for season two and say they’ve had some struggles in putting the music and the narratives that build from them together.
"We’ve got a lot of half-songs. We’ve got an album’s worth of beginnings of songs," Clement tells the British music magazine Q. McKenzie adds that the second season "seems to me like it would be a good end to the show."
Flight of the Conchords was not a huge hit for HBO last summer — it hovered around the million-viewer mark for most of its run. It did, however, attract a devoted cult of fans and a good chunk of critical praise. It’s also up for four Emmys, one each for writing and directing for a comedy series and two in the original music category for the songs "The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)" and "Inner City Pressure."
The show also helped raise Clement and McKenzie’s profile as they toured and propelled their first full-length album to a top-five debut on the Billboard charts earlier this year.
There’s no word yet on when the show’s second season will premiere.