What We Do In The Shadows TV Pilot Lands Commitment Deal At FX

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The best intentional vampire comedy this decade was 2014’s What We Do in the Shadows. I say intentional because we have also the unintentionally hilariously bad Twilight movies to contend with this decade as well.

What We Do in the Shadows, however, was intentionally funny and sooooo good. The reason I knew Thor: Ragnarok was in excellent hands was because of director Taika Waititi. In addition to starring in the film, he also co-director and co-wrote it with co-star Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords).

The feature is a mockumentary that follows the trails and tribulations of four vampire roommates. They kill at night and try to live in harmony during the day. You can watch the trial for the film below.

While, according to Waititi, there’s a sequel in development. The duo have also been shopping around a television pilot based on the film as well.

Today, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it finally got picked up by FX. The network has put in a pilot production commitment. So a pilot of the show will be made. Hopefully, it will grow into a series. The half-hour pilot will be written by Clement and directed by Waititi.

It will, however, feature an all new cast, who include Kayvan Novak (Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go), Matt Berry (Toast of London), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Thundermans, The Internship). While Clement and Waititi will work behind the camera, it is unknown if they will appear onscreen.

Currently, there is no timetable on when (or if) we’ll see the pilot.

Bec Heim