February 18, 2018

Shadows TV pilot planned for US

24 January 2018, 07:46 | Cassandra Thompson

UK comics star in What We Do In The Shadows remake

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

Furthermore, the series has secured original creators Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) as executive producers, and Waititi is expected to direct at least the pilot episode now ordered by FX.

A new cast has been lined up for the spin-off, all playing new characters, so it's fair to assume that What We Do In The Shadows the TV series will focus on a different group of vampires. The new What We Do in the Shadows will star Kayvan Novak (Thunderbirds Are Go), Matt Berry (Toast of London), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends), and Harvey Guillen (The Thundermans). The comedy will be produced in-house at FX Productions.

Based on the feature of the same name, the half-hour comedy will be written by Clement and directed by Waititi. Berry plays Lazslo, the goofiest in the house, the type of vampire who turns into a bat and flies into a wall.

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No concrete details are known about the show at this time, but Waititi confirmed to Fandango that the pilot will be set in America as opposed to the original film's New Zealand setting. It has not been said that Clement and Waititi will appear onscreen. The roommates do not get along well with each other.

The Wellington movie What We Do In the Shadows is to be remade as a half-hour pilot for a potential series on U.S. television.

Waititi also announced that a TV show called Paranormal Event Response Unit was in the works, focusing on the inept cops that featured in the film. They constantly squabble over minor things like household chores.

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