Sorry to burst any bubbles, but Flight of the Conchords is NOT returning to HBO. Yes, your Facebook friend was mistaken. Jemaine Clement took to Twitter to clear up the rumors.
"Before this rumour gets out of hand—we are not working on a 4 ep Conchords show for HBO," he tweeted. "I am working on another idea with them though, hence the mix-up."
We'll give you a moment to digest the news and come to terms with this blow.
It all started thanks to an interview Clement did with The Guardian. While discussing Flight of the Conchords, Clement said, "We talk about a movie every so often. Sometimes it feels like we lost a lot of impetus over the last couple of years. But Bret, James [Bobin, lead director] and me, we all want to do a musical. It would be good to do something all together…I miss playing Flight of the Conchords gigs."
That was followed by this paragraph: "HBO have commissioned a new, four-episode comedy show from Clement and [Taika] Waititi, he reveals. ‘It was supposed to be this year but then we decided to put What We Do in the Shadows out ourselves.' He is also quietly excited to announce he is playing the lead in People, Places and Things, James Strouse's new film about a graphic novelist."
We can sort of see why people got a bit confused about it.
The Flight of the Conchords lasted for two seasons on HBO from 2007-2009 and starred Bret McKenzie, Clement, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal and Arj Barker. Clement and McKenzie played fictionalized versions of themselves, New Zealanders who come to New York to try and make it in the music industry.
OK, so no new Flight of the Conchords…yet. But there's still hope for a movie! And if the return of The Comeback, Veronica Mars and even The Tick has taught us anything, it's that our beloved cult-hit shows will live again at some point.
Viva the Conchords!