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Season 2’s official synopsis reads:“Over the course of the season, the vampires will attempt to locate their way in a world of individual Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and needless to say, all of the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and dark cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State region. Is Guillermo destined to be a vampire hunter or a vampire? Or maybe just a familiar for the remainder of his life?”
The movie earned rave reviews from critics upon release and quickly became an international cult classic, propelling Waititi and Clement into the spotlight as actors, writers, and directors. Since its release, the movie has had multiple continuations in development, 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 experience paranormal events around Wellington.
Season 2 are also featuring Star Wars alum Mark Hamill, who’s the latest big name that’s set to make an appearance in the series with the first season comprising guest-stars that included Dave Bautista, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Trejo, Wesley Snipes, Paul Rubens, and Tilda Swinton, who all played vampire roles.
“We’re 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. ”
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 period of What We Do In The Shadows, the series adaptation of the Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi written/directed mockumentary, based on Deadline.
The 10-episode second season is scheduled to premiere on April 15 on FX and the next day on Hulu. The premiere will include the first two episodes, followed by a new episode each week that is succeeding.
What We Do in the Shadows is based on the 2014 vampire mockumentary film of the same name which follows a group of vampires (Taika Waititi, Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham) who live together in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand as they go through the mundane tasks of daily life and of rooming with different people, in addition to earning a vampire (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) simply turned by the group.
The series is written and executive-produced Clement and by Waititi. It stars Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Kayvan Novak (Early Man), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Magicians).
The renewal comes before the June 10 finale of its second season, with the cable community showing the episodes this season are averaging 3.2 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms, including FX on Hulu, in the first six episodes, which marks a 25 percent rise in viewership compared to its first season.