FX Renews What We Do In The Shadows For Season 3!
“We are incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on Shadows,” Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment said in a statement. “Week in and week out, the producers, writers, and our awesome cast continue to create one of the funniest and best comedy series on TV. ”
The renewal comes before the June 10 finale of its second season, with the cable network revealing that the episodes this season are averaging 3.2 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms, such as FX on Hulu, in the first six episodes, which marks a 25 percent rise in viewership compared to its first season.
What We Do in the Shadows relies on the 2014 vampire mockumentary film of the same name that follows a group of vampires (Taika Waititi, Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham) who live together in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand as they move through the mundane tasks of daily life and of rooming with other people, in addition to bringing in a vampire (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) just turned by the group.
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The movie quickly became an international cult classic, propelling Waititi and Clement even further into the spotlight as actors, writers, and directors and earned rave reviews from critics upon release. Since its launch, the movie has had multiple continuations in evolution, with a sequel set on the group of werewolves seen in the movie led by Anton (Rhys Darby, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) still in active development, in addition to a procedural comedy series based on the cops seen in the movie as they encounter paranormal events around Wellington.
Season 2’s official synopsis reads:“Over the course of the season, the vampires will attempt to find their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who receives a promotion and becomes drunk on power and of course, all of the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State area. Is Guillermo destined to be a vampire or a vampire hunter? Or maybe just a familiar for the rest of his life?”
FX renews What We Do In The Shadows for season 3!
After two highly acclaimed seasons for its cable network, FX has chosen to greenlight a third season of What We Do In The Shadows, the series adaptation of the Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi written/directed mockumentary, according to Deadline.
The 10-episode second season is scheduled to premiere on April 15 on FX and the day on Hulu. The premiere will include the first two episodes, followed by a new episode each week.
The series is written and executive-produced Clement and by Waititi.