A TV series reboot of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's outrageously funny What We Do In The Shadows has been picked up by FX with a straight to series order.
FX's President of Original Programming Nick Grad made the announcement.

“What We Do in the Shadows only gets better with age thanks to this brilliant adaptation for television by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Their feature version was a hilarious, fresh take on the mundanity of everyday life that even immortals must face. We are thankful to them, Paul Simms and Scott Rudin, and this amazing cast for taking us deeper into the shadows with this series.”

Based on their 2014 vampire mockumentary, the first episode of small screen version will be directed by Waititi and written by Clement, and they'll remain involved as executive producers. The setting will be relocated from Wellington, New Zealand to the US, and centre on a new group of vampires housemates struggling to adapt to modern life. The cast has already been confirmed with Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker), Natasia Demetriou (Sick Note), Harvey Guillen (The Magicians), and Matt Berry (Toast of London) rounding out the leading quartet.

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According to Deadline"Novak will play Nandor, the head vampire of the house. Berry plays Lazslo, the goofiest in the house, the type of vampire who turns into a bat and flies into a wall. Demetriou plays Nadja, the badass female vampire of the house. Guillen is believed to play Nandor’s assistant."

Since directing Thor Ragnarok, Waititi has his choice of projects, but he's already got his next movie in the works. Set in World War II Germany, Jojo Rabbit tells the story of "a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish boy in their home." Scarlett Johansson is in talks for the role of the mother with recent Academy Award Winner Sam Rockwell in an as yet undisclosed role.

What We Do In The Shadows will launch on FX Spring 2019.

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