WHAT We do in The SHAD­OWS

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Sea­son 1 | US FX, TBC | UK BBC, TBC

While most might be fa­mil­iar with

What We Do in the Shad­ows as a mock­u­men­tary film from Je­maine Cle­ment and Taika Waititi (above), its his­tory ac­tu­ally dates back 15 years ear­lier to the vam­pire com­edy stand-up rou­tines the duo did in New Zealand. Now, it’s evolved again into a FX TV se­ries, writ­ten by Cle­ment, Waititi and showrun­ner Paul Simms.

Set in present-day Staten Is­land, this it­er­a­tion has four dif­fer­ent vam­pires (three guys and a gal) liv­ing as room­mates nav­i­gat­ing their mod­ern un­dead ex­is­tence. Simms ad­mits ini­tially he was a bit bummed that the film vamps were not ap­pear­ing but adds, “The cast we found is so great. Matt Berry (Las­zlo), I’ve loved in so many things. Kay­van No­vak (Nan­dor) and Nata­sia Demetriou (Nadja) are great. It’s an in­cred­i­bly funny cast play­ing char­ac­ters who know what mod­ern so­ci­ety is but, as Je­maine says, are like your par­ents who don’t know how to op­er­ate elec­tron­ics. They need guid­ance. Like [in an episode] they’ll ven­ture into Man­hat­tan for the first time to meet the Man­hat­tan vam­pires, who are a bit cooler than them.”

Get down from there be­fore you break some­thing!

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