The 2014 mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows is why a very vocal corner of the internet was so excited when Taika Waititi was announced as the director for Thor: Ragnarok.
With a dry sense of humor, bizarre characters, and an interesting supernatural world, the film remains a cult favorite to this day. It’s definitely a must for those who prefer the funnier side of the supernatural over the the horror side of it. It honestly was a perfect showcase for Jemaine Clement and Waititi.
We here at 4 Your Excitement have been super pumped about the upcoming television series that is set in the same universe as the film, but takes place in New York. Based on the teasers we’ve seen of it? It looks pretty freaking hilarious.
Today, the first full-length trailer for the film was released along with the premiere date. The trailer is pretty great as we follow vampire roommates: Nandor The Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). The trio have lived together for hundreds of years in Staten Island.
Joining the trio is Nandor’s Renfield-esque familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), who desperately wants to be a vampire himself, an energy vampire/daywalker named Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), and Nadja’s new (possibly zombie) friend community college student and LARPer, Jenna (Beanie Feldstein).
The series mainly comes from Clement, who co-starred, co-wrote, and co-directed the 2014 film. The first season will have 10-episodes.
Check out the trailer below.
What We Do In The Shadows premieres on FX on March 27th.