The TV spin-off of Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement’s 2014 vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows has been given a 10-episode half-hour first season by its new home on American network FX.
What We Do in the Shadows, a comedy/mocumentary originally released in 2014 followed the lives of a group of vampires in modern day Wellington, New Zealand and charted their attempts to adapt and survive in the 21st Century whilst having to deal with amongst the usual everyday mundanity, an unruly young vampire, an ex-girlfriend and a group of affirmative-action werewolves. It was directed by and starred Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and co-written/starred Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Concords).
The series, which has been relocated to the U.S. will see a new trio of vampires struggle to get to grips with 21st Century life in America. Featuring the phenomenally strong comedic coupling of Brits Kayvan Novack (Four Lions) and Matt Berry (Toast of London) , they’ll be joined by Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, Doug Jones, Beanie Feldstein, Jake McDorman and Mark Proksch. Both Waititi & Clement are on board in executive producer capacities, Waititi having already directed the pilot episode and Clement handling scripting duties. With no current air date scheduled, What We Do in the Shadows is expected to air Spring 2019.
With all that we currently know about the TV spin-off of What We Do in the Shadows, things are looking incredibly promising and stars are seemingly aligning in all the right ways. There is a great selection of comedic talent behinds it’s production and both of the original films creators are onboard to craft their creation into a hopefully, equally appealing, hilarious and entertaining a prospect as the original film was.
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