Popular hipster series Flight of the Conchords is unlikely to return for a third season, stars Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement confirmed on the band’s website yesterday.
The show, featuring caricatures of Bret and Jemaine trying to “make it” as a folk-rock duo while living in downtown Manhattan and dodging the affections of their stalker Mel, ran for two seasons and produced some fantastic and catchy songs. Although Flight of the Conchords was well received (and earned two Emmy nods), the show was difficult to produce due to geographical constraints and the fantastical nature of some of the show’s content.
On the band’s website, Bret, Jemaine and co-creator James Bobin had this to say about the show’s run:
Bret, Jemaine and James (co-creator/director) said “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.
Miss the show the first time around? Below is a clip of Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros, one of the most popular bits from Season One: