Vampire and comedy fans alike all enjoyed director Taika Waititi’s 2014 film What We Do In The Shadows, which followed three vampires in New Zealand and showed how even immortal monsters have to deal with everyday things like roommate conflicts, paying rent, managing a chore wheel, and trying to not get killed by vampire hunters.
The movie was such a success that it has spawned to television show – Wellington Paranormal and What We Do In The Shadows. The former aired in New Zealand last summer, and follows two police officers in Wellington, New Zealand who have the job of investigating paranormal phenomena. The latter is a new show coming to FX Network this spring, and we now have our first looks at the series.
Taking place in the same universe as the movie of the same name, What We Do In The Shadows is a half-hour comedy series that follows three vampires in New York City who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.
From a panel at NYCC, Rotten Tomatoes has a more thorough description of the series:
“Much like the movie, the series follows three vampires who live together: Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) — the former two are husband and wife. Also living with them is a fourth vampire named Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), who’s an ‘energy vampire.’ Instead of blood, he sucks the energy out of his victims by boring them to death with mundane anecdotes and bad jokes. The office is his feeding ground, but his powers also work on his vampire roomies.”
“The main action is put into motion when our central three vampires receive notice that an ancient leader vampire named the Baron is coming to pay them a visit from abroad, purportedly to see how conquering America is going.”
Here are four teasers of the show that we have thus far.
There is still another series planned based off the movie. This one is called We’re Wolves, and will focus on the group of werewolves led by Rhys Darby in the film.
What We Do In the Shadows will premiere this March on FX.