Ploy was ditched because duo didn't find the English 'assertive' enough
Flight Of The Conchords have revealed that they were originally planning to set their TV series in England, but changed their mind after they found UK producers too dawdling compared their American counterparts.
Speaking at the HBO launch of the New Zealand duo’s second TV series, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement said that the show is set in New York because US broadcasters forced the English out of the running, reports BBC 6music.
“The thing is, the English tend to go ‘We think it would be absolutely great if you would come and do a show with us – we think it would be fantastic’,” explained Clement.
He added: “Whereas Americans go, ‘We’ve booked a flight. Come over and you’ll write an episode’. They’re just more assertive, and that’s why we ended up there!”
Originally the show was set in London when it was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2004.
UK broadcast dates are yet to be confirmed, but the show is expected to be broadcast on British TV in the spring.