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 move through the mundane tasks of daily life and of rooming with other people, as well as bringing in a vampire (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) just turned by the group.
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Season 2 are also incorporating 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 played vampire roles.
Season 2’s official synopsis reads:“Over the course of the season, the vampires will attempt to find their way in a world of individual Super Bowl parties, net trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and needless to say, all 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 film became an international cult classic, propelling Clement and Waititi into the spotlight as actors, writers, and directors and earned rave reviews from critics upon release. Since its launch, the film has had multiple continuations in evolution, with a sequel set on the group of werewolves seen in the film led by Anton (Rhys Darby, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) still in active development, as well as a procedural comedy show based on the cops seen in the film as they encounter paranormal events around Wellington.
FX renews What We Do In The Shadows for season 3!
After two highly acclaimed seasons for the cable network, FX has selected 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 show is written and executive-produced Clement and by Waititi.
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The renewal comes ahead of the June 10 finale of its second season, with the cable community showing the episodes this year 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 year.
The season is scheduled to premiere on the next day on Hulu and April 15 on FX. The premiere includes the first two episodes, followed by a new episode every week that is succeeding.