FX Orders What We Do in the Shadows series

What We Do in the ShadowsTaika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s vampire comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, has been given a series order at FX.

Those who enjoyed Taika Waititi’s feature film (and who discovered his unique brand of humor after enjoying Thor: Ragnarok) will be happy to learn that his vampire, buddy mockumentary will be getting a television adaptation. The film told the story of a bunch of vampires sharing a flat together and experiencing the ups and downs of daily life.

According to a report by Collider, What We Do in the Shadows is planned to be a ten-episode, half-hour comedy series. The official logline reads:

“Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.”

The new series stars Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Kayvan Novak (Four Lions), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends), and Harvey Guillen (The Magicians). Clement and Waititi will executive produce with Paul Simms, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Garrett Basch.

FX co-president of original programming talked about the project in a recent press release:

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…

“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.”

Hayden Szeto (Truth or Dare) talked to Collider about filming the pilot for the series, saying:

“What I liked about it, is that there’s a wider variety of characters in this, compared to the movie, which makes it more interesting. The wider variety of characters causes more conflict on the show, and it’s really, really well done…There are many modern pop culture references that will make you laugh, so hard.”

What We Do in the Shadows will premiere on FX in spring 2019.