What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 featurette teases amazing guest-stars
Ahead of the series’ return this Wednesday, FX has released the first-look featurette for the upcoming second season of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s hit vampire comedy series What We Do in the Shadows, teasing Guillermo’s Van Helsing story arc while also giving us a preview of MCU alum Benedict Wong’s guest appearance. Featuring new footage from the new season, you can check out the video in the player below!
Season 2’s official synopsis reads: “Over the course of the season, the vampires will try to find their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and of course, all the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State area. Is Guillermo destined to be a vampire or a vampire hunter? Or maybe just a familiar for the rest of his life?”
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 everyday life and of rooming with other people, as well as bringing in a vampire (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) just turned by the group.
The series is written and executive-produced by Waititi and Clement. It stars Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Kayvan Novak (Early Man), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Magicians).
Season 2 will also be featuring Star Wars alum Mark Hamill, who is the latest big name that is set to make an appearance in the series with the first season featuring guest-stars that included Dave Bautista, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Trejo, Wesley Snipes, Paul Rubens, and Tilda Swinton, who all played vampire roles.
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 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 subsequent week.