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

24 January 2018

By contrast, the FX show is described by The Hollywood Reporter as more of a "reboot" of the film, which presumably means vampire shenanigans will be the main focus.

The original story follows four vampires who are forced to live together as roommates.

This new half-hour series will star none other than writer/actor/comedian/musician/general legend Matt Berry (Toast Of London, IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The MightyBoosh), alongside Facejacker's Kayvan Novak, rising star Natasia Demetriou and Eye Candy's Harvey Guillen. Waititi will also direct and Clement will pen the screenplay for the series.

Paranormal Event Response Unit is written by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, and expected to air in New Zealand later this year, after which we'll surely find it on one of the streaming outlets.


While all of the above is great, the bad news is that this new show will have an entirely new cast. According to Variety, the series has been picked up as a pilot project at FX, with both men serving as executive producers.

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 has not been said that Clement and Waititi will appear onscreen. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, these mates squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, piss off the local werewolves (they're not swear-wolves) visit clubs to pick up some ladies, and deal with the rigours of living on a very, very strict diet. The two also starred in the film.

A television adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows is in the works.

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