Netflix just picked up an eight episode comedy series called Short Poppies, which is notable because Short Poppies was created by New Zealand actor Rhys Darby, and New Zealand actor Rhys Darby played Murray on Flight of the Conchords. More. I must know more. Now. Hurry.
Darby, best known for his portrayal of Murray Hewitt in cult hit Flight of the Conchords, created the series that follows a journalist as he meets the not-so-ordinary characters in a small New Zealand town. All of the townsfolk are also played by Darby. [...]
Short Poppies is billed as an “hilarious, quirky mockumentary” and marks Darby’s first foray into writing and starring in his own vehicle. [THR]
A hilarious, quirky mockumentary starring Murray from Flight of the Conchords as every citizen in a small New Zealand town? Yes, this series definitely has my attention. At least, as much of my attention as I’m willing to divert from the Best of Murray Hewitt supercut at the top of the page. So, like 40% of my attention grand total, max. Which is still a lot given the circumstances, because, I mean…
Murray: When you’re in a band, you don’t get with your bandmate’s girlfriend – past or present.
Jemaine: Yes, well thanks for that.
Murray: You get a love triangle… You know? Fleetwood Mac situation. Well there there was four of them, so more of a love square. But you know, no one gets on.
Jemaine: Okay, I see.
Murray: Mind you, they did make some of their best music back then.
Murray: No, that’s all true.
The series premieres April 3. Everyone be there. We’ll start with roll call.