What We Do in the Shadows Remains Undead with FX Pilot Order

24 January, 2018, 19:46 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Variety magazine is reporting that a pilot for a US TV series of What We Do in the Shadows has been greenlit

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. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael. There are also no details on whether Waititi or Clement will reprise the roles of Viago and Vladislav the Poker.

Taika has enjoyed massive success after directing Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok, which grossed $850 million worldwide.

Based on the film of the same name, the half-hour comedy will be written by Clement and directed by Waititi. A TV spin-off from the latter has been in the works for a while, and has landed a cast that includes comedy stalwarts Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Guillen.

In addition to the FX pilot, the duo is still planning other projects within the Shadows universe.


While the series was announced by Waititi last September, someone asked Clement about it just last night, and he revealed they're finally getting down to business.

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.

A TV show adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows is reportedly moving ahead.

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