Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi broke new ground in 2014 with the feature film What We Do in the Shadows by blending the tried and true mockumentary formula with an adept understanding of vampire lore and history. The movie contained the perfect blend of shocking moments and witty banter, and it wasn’t afraid to reveal that there was a genuine heart somewhere under all of that pumping blood. When it was announced that the franchise would live on in the form of a new television series, there was most certainly a lingering question of whether fans could fall in love again with brand new characters and a new setting. Clement and Waititi wrote, directed, and starred in the original film; but this time around they’re only on board for the occasional writing or directing duty. Fortunately, however, the new What We Do in the Shadows series faithfully resurrects the spirit of their beloved film and it introduces the audience to a plethora of hilarious new characters and clever flourishes on the mockumentary format.
How many vampires does it take to screw in a light bulb? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, look no further than the latest sneak peak at FX’s small screen version of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows.
Clement and Waititi will return to the world of Shadows via the new FX series, as Clement will serve as an executive producer and writer, and Waititi will also executive produce and direct an episode or two. The new series will feature 30 minute episodes and also star Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen. read more
What We Do in the Shadows– the 2014 irreverent dark comedy vampire film written by, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) won’t stay dead! We’ve learned today that the series will return from the grave in the form of a new television series on FX.
Variety reports that FX has entered a pilot production commitment to develop a new series based on the popular film. Clement will work on the series as an executive producer and writer, and Waititi will serve as an executive producer and director. The new series will consist of half-hour episodes and it will star Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen. read more
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s vampire mockumentary What We Do in Shadows will be receiving a television spin-off entitled Wellington Paranormal.
According to Stuff, the series will consist of “six 30-minute episodes … and follow What We Do in the Shadows’ police unit members Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary, as they hunt out ghosts, werewolves and demonic possessions. They were the cops that were hypnotized to not see the blood or dead bodies in the vampires’ home.” read more