What We Do in the Shadows Gets TV Reboot
A long-in-the-works half-hour television comedy based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film What We Do in the Shadows, co-written and co-directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, is slated to premiere in autumn 2019.
Set in New York City, the 10-episode series What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen are set to star in the series, executive produced by Scott Rudin, Paul Simms, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush.
“What We Do in the Shadows only gets better with age thanks to this brilliant adaptation for television by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi,” president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions Nick Grad said.
“Their feature version was a hilarious, fresh take on the mundanity of everyday life that even immortals must face. We are thankful to them, Paul Simms and Scott Rudin, and this amazing cast for taking us deeper into the shadows with this series,” Grad said.
The film about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington earned $6.9 million on a $1.6 million budget.
Original article by Nellie Andreeva and Denise Petski, Deadline, May 3, 2018.