FX has released a new teaser not only highlighting the zany comedy in store from its central vampires, but also the premiere month for the upcoming series adaptation of the acclaimed 2014 New Zealand mockumentary, What We Do in the Shadows. Check it out in the player below and look for the series to premiere in March!
What We Do in the Shadows is based on the 2014 vampire mockumentary film of the same name which follows a group of vampires (Waititi, Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham) who live together in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand as they go through the mundane tasks of everyday life and of rooming with other people, as well as bringing in a vampire (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) just turned by the group.
The film earned rave reviews from critics upon release and quickly became an international cult classic, propelling Waititi and Clement even further into the spotlight as actors, writers and directors. Since its release, the film has had multiple continuations in development, 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 series based on the cops seen in the film as they encounter paranormal events around Wellington.
The new series, which will be written and executive-produced by Waititi and Clement, will also star Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Kayvan Novak (Early Man), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Magicians).
The 10-episode first season is set to debut sometime in March.