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

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

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. Demetriou takes on the role of Nadja, the badass female who has to put up with them, while Guillen, according to Deadline, will be Nandor's assistant.

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.

It led to the breakout success of actors and directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Waititi's last big movie was directing Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok.




Based on the original film, the series will follow four old vampires who live in a share house and have to deal with the complexities of modern life.

It's a busy time for the duo, with Waititi working on Bubbles, a Netflix movie about Michael Jackson's pet chimp, while Clement has a one-hour Flight of the Conchords special airing on HBO later this year, and is touring with his folk-comedy partner Bret McKenzie.

As of yet it is not clear if either Clement or Waititi plan to step out in front of the camera in the series. Regardless of what happens, there's also a spin-off film sequel called We're Wolves in the works that centers around werewolves from the film. Let us know in the comments.

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