The previous hit mockumentary film of the same name, brainchild of the brilliantly irreverent Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, is coming to FX as a TV Series!
The original film of What We Do in the Shadows revolved around four vampire housemates, two of whom were played by Clement and Waititi themselves, just trying to rub along together despite their varying temperaments, original time-periods and attitudes to torture and killing.
This time there is a bit of a change up in characters. The press release describes the new housemates. Comprising the bloodthirsty crew will be ‘Nandor the Relentless’ from the Ottoman Empire (Kayvan Novak), British dandy vampire ‘Laszlo’(Matt Berry), and his seductive partner in crime ‘Nadja’ (Natasia Demetriou).
Also making appearances will be Beanie Feldstein, following up her unforgettable performance in Lady Bird, as Nadja’s new friend ‘Jenna’, Harvey Guillén as ‘Guillermo’, Nandor’s familiar, and Mark Protsch as ‘Colin Robinson’.
The series begins with the housemates facing a tough challenge. The press release says:
“After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, “Baron Afanas,” the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over a hundred years ago – total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our vérité camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.”
What We Do In The Shadows will premiere on FX on March 27th