FX ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Series Coming in 2019
FX will officially investigate What We Do in the Shadows. The network has granted a 2019 series order to the mockmumentary remake of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s 2014 film.
Following a January order for the pilot, FX now confirms a ten-episode series adaptation will debut in spring 2019. FX’s What We Do in the Shadows will move the action from New Zealand to the United States, as the synopsis notes “Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.” Clement, Waititi and Flight of the Conchords’ Paul Simms executive produce, while FX said of the remake:
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. 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.
Starring in regular roles are Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen. It was previously stated that The Shape of Water and Star Trek: Discovery star Doug Jones would appear in an unspecified recurring role, along with Lady Bird breakout Beanie Feldstein, Limitless star Jake McDorman and Better Call Saul alum Mark Proksch. Also executive producing the new half-hour comedy version are The Night Of alum Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush. Previously, Waititi was also said to be developing a What We Do in the Shadows spinoff around police characters Karen and Mike.
We may hear additional casting before long, but watch the original trailer below and stay tuned.
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