Business time is over.
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, who starred in and co-created HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” say there won’t be a third season of the show.
In a statement posted on the Conchords web site Thursday, McKenzie, Clement and co-creator James Bobin say they “like the way the show ended” and are leaving it at that. They’ve spoken in the past about the difficulty of writing songs to fit the show’s episodes — which contributed to the 16-month gap between the first and second season on HBO.
Here’s the full statement from the Conchords site:
“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.”
While I would have loved to see more of the Conchords on HBO, I have to respect the fact that Clement, McKenzie and Bobin are happy with how they went out and won’t try to milk the show any further. And we’ll always have “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.”
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