The zany New Zealand mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows leapt out of the coffin in 2014, co-directed by comedy royalty Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.
It was a bloody good pleasant surprise, which spawned another pleasant surprise: a subsequent TV series spin-off starring Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén and Mark Proksch.
Now the second season is about to arrive in Australia, set to premiere locally on Foxtel on Thursday, June 25 at 8:30pm. New episodes will arrive weekly. Guest stars include Haley Joel Osment and Mark Hammill. Episodes can be streamed online or watched through the Foxtel box.
Here’s the press release:
Foxtel presents the second season of FX’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the critically acclaimed vampire comedy series based on the feature film by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (JoJo Rabbit).
The hilarious 10-episode season will premiere on Thursday, June 25 at 8.30pm followed by weekly episodes on FOX SHOWCASE, with a third season recently confirmed for 2021.
The vampire housemates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry) and ‘energy vampire’ Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) all return to document their nightly exploits as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island, NY with the help of their human familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén).
Based on the feature film of the same name, over the course of another fun and original season, the vampires will try to find their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and of course, all the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State area.
Jemaine Clement created the series. Clement, Waititi and Paul Simms are Executive Producers with Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch, Eli Bush and Stefani Robinson. WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is produced by FX Productions.
Catch up on season one of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS available to stream for Foxtel subscribers On Demand via internet connected iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on devices with Foxtel Go, and via Foxtel Now.