The recent announcement of an American reboot for What We Do In The Shadows has created some excitement for fans of the original film. Proposed as a television series, a pilot episode has been ordered by FX and is currently in talks with recruiting cast members. For horror fans, big news hit the internet with the announcement that Doug Jones has been added to the cast lineup. Currently, there is no word as to which character Doug Jones will portray, but nonetheless, fans are excited.
The television series will retain most of the same elements as the original film, but in the format of ½ hour episodes. What We Do In The Shadows film, initially released in 2014, focused on the “night-to-night” lives of vampires living as roommates in New Zealand. The original film was shot as a mockumentary, adding to the hilarious nature of the film.
The original film writers/directors,Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), will serve as executive producers of the series. Additional cast members tied to the American series are Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker), Harvey Guillen (The Internship) and Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird and sibling of Jonah Hill) among others. Doug Jones has been the most recent addition to the ensemble as a recurring lead character.
Doug Jones is a frequent collaborator with film writer/director Guillermo Del Toro, making appearances in several films such as Hellboy, El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), Crimson Peak and most recently in The Shape of Water as the Amphibian Man. For those die hard Star Wars fans, Doug Jones has also appeared in one webisode in the fan made project titled Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Trade.
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