Rhys: Conchords had too many songs pa.press.net
Rhys Darby thinks Flight Of The Conchords' Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement may have "signed their own death warrant" by writing three songs per episode.
The hit show, which follows Kiwis Bret and Jemaine as they try to make it as musicians in New York, has ground to a halt after its second series.
Rhys, who plays the band's good-natured manager Murray, said he didn't think it was "the end of the end" but that the boys may have exhausted themselves with so much writing.
He said: "The fact they had to pull together 20 new songs (for the second series), that was the pressure. Not that they didn't enjoy it, but just that as a musician, you don't want to be under that strain.
"They started with three songs an episode so maybe they were signing their own death warrant, they should have just done one."
Rhys, who will next be seen on screen in a comedy pilot on Channel 4 called The Amazing Dermot, said he would definitely work with the boys again.
He said: "I secretly don't think it's the end of the end. We'll come back in some shape or form, whether it's a special or a shorts season or a film."
:: The Amazing Dermot is on Channel 4 on December 4.