The world has been a darker place since HBO's Flight Of The Conchords ended its run back in 2009. In the years since, stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have stayed in touch via a series of other also-excellent projects (Clement wrote and directed this year's hilarious What We Do In The Shadows, while McKenzie won an Oscar for his songwriting work on 2011's The Muppets), but Flight Of The Conchords was a unique blast of comic energy, impossible to replicate without the very specific ingredients Clement, McKenzie, and series co-creator James Bobin brought to the table. It is sorely missed.
Which is why today's news makes us so damn happy. For starters, in an interview with IndieWire, Clement claims that a Flight Of The Conchords movie is in the early stages of development.
We have actually started writing one. Who knows if it will ever be made, we’ve written some notes for some different film ideas. We’re not down to the stage where we’re going, “The film is going to be like this,” it could be this, this, this, this, this.
Picture The Blues Brothers by way of Flight Of The Conchords. Are you in line for tickets yet?
But wait, there's more: in another interview - this one with Consequence Of Sound - Clement also reveals that a reunion tour is in the works, and scheduled to hit the road sometime next year:
We were planning on doing it this summer, but then I ended up doing (Steven Spielberg's) The BFG instead. So it’s my fault we didn’t do it this time. But we are hoping to announce a tour. We’ll announce it before the end of the year, hopefully, and then some time next year get on the road … after we get some new guitar strings and that sort of thing.”
We'll keep you updated on both of these situations as they develop. In the meantime, feel free to hit the comments section with your preferred Flight Of The Conchords jam. Here's mine: