Although far from a commercial hit, Jemaine Clement and director/star Taiki Waititi‘s 2014 vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows has built up a sizeable cult following – which is why they are now planning multiple spin-offs and sequels.
In an AV Club interview last week, Clement stated that he and Waititi had written a pilot episode for a TV show centering on the inept police officers from the film who work in the ‘Supernatural Department’ in the New Zealand police force – however, he also said that New Zealand TV channels are now refusing to fund comedy, so the show will likely not see the light of day for a while, if it all.
Over the weekend, Clement also hinted at a spin-off that follows the adventures of the werewolves who appear briefly in the film, led by comedian Rhys Darby. There are no official details, with Clement only confirming that the movie is firmly in “the planning stages“. What We Do In The Shadows often had the feel of a TV pilot episode, so any number of potential TV and movie spin-offs are welcome, although Clement and Waititi may be too busy to commit to them straight away. The pair have a HBO anthology series in the pipeline, whilst Clement plans to re-team with Bret McKenzie for another Flight of the Conchords tour.