Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Judd Apatow working on new HBO show

  • 07/08/2015
Jemaine Clement (AAP)
Jemaine Clement (AAP)

Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement is returning to HBO in a new series being produced by Judd Apatow.

Boy filmmaker Taika Waititi is also helping on the show, in which each episode will have a different story and characters, but the same cast.

Like Flight of the Conchords, the new, untitled series was rejected in New Zealand before getting the green light at US entertainment powerhouse HBO.

"This is another show that we pitched to TVNZ about eight years ago and they didn't even answer us!" Clement tells the Sydney Morning Herald.

Apatow produces Girls for HBO in addition to the impressive array of comedy blockbusters he has released, including the likes of Anchorman, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids and Pineapple Express.

"People trust Judd. That's why comedians go to him," says Clement.

"He understands that people have different comic ideas. So if you compare things he's directed to other things he's produced, they're quite different. Girls is totally different from This is 40. But he understands them all and he protects the person's idea and that's why people go to him. "

Clement says the new show will be like The Twilight Zone, but comedy.

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