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Flight of the Conchords to Return for a New Hour-Long Special This Year [UPDATE]

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Jemaine Clement (L) and Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords perform as part of the The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre on September 20, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Fans of guitar-playing Kiwi musical comedy can finally rejoice: Flight of the Conchords is allegedly returning for a one-hour special later this year. According to The AV Club, Conchords comedian Jermaine Clement recently told Entertainment Tonight that the cast is “going to film a little something this year…We’re going to shoot an hour thing.”

While unclear if the special will again be connected to HBO, the network shared a brief statement with The AV Club that made it seem like things were still fairly up in the air. “The deals are not fully in place,” the statement reads. “We’ll hopefully have news soon and will be back in touch.”

Elsewhere, Clement has been working with Taika Waititi on the vampire dramedy What We Do In The Shadows franchise, among other projects. In 2016, the duo went on tour throughout North America, their first since the show’s cancellation in 2009.

UPDATE 1/11: confirmed HBO in a statement Thursday that the comedy special will air on HBO this May. The special will be taped before a live audience during an upcoming “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords” UK tour, and will feature old and new songs from the comedy team.