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What We Do In The Shadows - Vampire Mockumentary Reboot from Taika Waititi Ordered to Series by FX



Vampire Mockumentary Reboot Ordered to Series by FX

FX Places Order for Comedy Series "What We Do in the Shadows"

Co-Created By Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi Based on Their Feature of the Same Name

Executive Produced By Clement, Waititi and Paul Simms

Coming to FX in Spring 2019

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2017 - FX has ordered the first season of What We Do in the Shadows, a half-hour comedy series based on the feature film of the same name by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The 10-episode first season will air on FX in the Spring of 2019.

Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.

"What We Do in the Shadows only gets better with age thanks to this brilliant adaptation for television by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi," said Grad. "Their feature version was a hilarious, fresh take on the mundanity of everyday life that even immortals must face. We are thankful to them, Paul Simms and Scott Rudin, and this amazing cast for taking us deeper into the shadows with this series."

Clement, Waititi and Simms are Executive Producers with Rudin, Eli Bush, and Garrett Basch.

What We Do in the Shadows stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen.

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What We Do in the Shadows stars Kayvan Novak (Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go), Matt Berry (Toast of London), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Thundermans, The Internship). It's unclear if Clement and Waititi, who starred in the feature, will also have an onscreen role.




Vampire Mockumentary Reboot in Development at FX

The film, about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington, New Zealand, earned $6.9 million on a $1.6 million budget. It centered on Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. You can watch a trailer of the original film below.

Novak will play Nandor, the head vampire of the house. Berry plays Lazslo is the goofiest in the house, the type of vampire that turns into a bat and flies into a wall. Demetriou plays Nadja, the badass female vampire of the house. Guillen is believed to play Nandor’s assistant.

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Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are bringing What We Do in the Shadows to the small screen.

The duo, who originally wrote, directed and starred in the 2014 New Zealand vampire mockumentary, have landed a pilot-production order at FX for a reboot of the film.

Based on the feature of the same name, the half-hour comedy will be written by Clement and directed by Waititi. The latter is fresh off the success of helming Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok.

Set to star in the new What We Do in the Shadows are Kayvan Novak (Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go), Matt Berry (Toast of London), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Thundermans, The Internship). It's unclear if Clement and Waititi will also have an on-screen role.


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