FX has ordered a TV series reboot of What We Do in the Shadows from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
FX has ordered a TV series based on the 2014 vampire mockumentary film What We Do in the Shadows, according to Deadline. The show, based on the film which was co-written and co-directed by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) has been given a pilot order and will be a half hour comedy. The two also starred in the film. The What We Do in the Shadows series will see Waititi as director and executive producer, and Clement as writer and executive producer. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Guillen are reportedly cast in the pilot. It will be executive produced by Scott Rudin, Paul Simms, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush.
The film version of What We Do in the Shadows chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series Flight of the Conchords, co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.
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