"Flight of the Conchords" star Jemaine Clement shoots down HBO renewal rumors

Jemaine Clement arrives at the Sydney Film Festival on June 15, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

"Flight of the Conchords" star and musician Jemaine Clement says fans shouldn't get their hopes up about a return of the HBO series anytime soon.

Clement took to Twitter Tuesday to set the record straight after a report this week led to confusion about the fate of the acclaimed series, which ran for 22 episodes over the course of two seasons from 2007-2009.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Clement spoke about how he and Conchords bandmate, Bret McKenzie, sometimes talk of possibly making a movie musical based on their comedy folk act, also called Flight of the Conchords.

The Guardian piece mentioned that HBO was planning a four-episode comedy special starring Clement and McKenzie, which caused many "Conchords" fans to think the comedic musical series was coming back for more installments.

Alas, Clement says this isn't so.

"Before this rumour gets out of hand -- we are not working on a 4 ep Conchords show for hbo," Clement wrote Tuesday.

"I am working on another idea with [HBO] though, hence the mix-up," he further clarified.

Clement made his directorial debut this year with the vampire parody, "What We Do in the Shadows," which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

He also provided the voice of Nigel in April's "Rio 2."

Tell us: Would you welcome a "Flight of the Conchords" return? Or should the series stay grounded?

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