Flight’s Funny or Die Debut Keeps It In The Family
The second season premiere of Flight of the Conchords made its debut on Funny or Die, well in advance of its January 18 premiere on HBO. By launching it a month early online, HBO can build buzz around the show, as well as some other upcoming properties.
If you check out the premiere episode (embedded below for your enjoyment, you can also go here) you will see that it also includes a sneak preview of the upcoming HBO comedy, Eastbound & Down.
The executive producers of Eastbound & Down? Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who also happen to be involved, in wait for it… Funny or Die.
For background, HBO has a partial stake in Funny or Die, a deal that includes the possibility of developing network shows using the brand’s name or talent developed on the site. It also has a development deal with Jackhole Productions, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company.
Check out Flight of the Conchords (and the preview for Eastbound & Down) below.