One of the best comedies ever is getting its own TV series

Carla Harmon
January 24, 2018

Waititi and Clement starred in and wrote and directed the 2014 horror-comedy film about a group of vampires living in Wellington, which was well received by critics and fans alike. A spinoff New Zealand TV series, Wellington Paranormal, featuring the cops Karen and Mike is in the works, and a sequel focusing on the pack of werewolves in the original film titled We're Wolves has been announced but has no set timetable for production. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Guillen are reportedly cast in the pilot. Waititi will also direct and Clement will pen the screenplay for the series.

It led to the breakout success of actors and directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. With no other network contenders, FX eventually ordered a half-hour comedy pilot with the pair signed to executive produce the show.

Berry plays a character named Lazslo, a goofy vampire, the type who makes fun of himself by turning into a bat and flying into a wall. It's not known if they will have on-screen roles in the pilot.

A TV show adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows is reportedly moving ahead. However, when he spoke about the long-rumored project past year, Waititi suggested that an idea was to essentially do a TV show version of the film but set it in the United States.

The fictional documentary chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates that are trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead.

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