“What we do in the shadows,” the faux-documentary featuring a group of New Zealand vampires, is getting a small screen adaptation. FX has approved a pilot order for a half hour comedy based on the acclaimed Big Brother parody.
The 2014 mockumentary features a group of vampires living together in a Wellington, New Zealand frat house. Together they must overcome typical roommate conflicts such as the distribution of chores, paying rent, trying to get into night clubs, and, of course, who is appropriate to eat. The film was co-directed and stars Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taiki Waititi (“Thor: Ragnorak”). Clements is attached as a writer and executive producer on the TV version. Waititi will direct and star.
There have been rumors of a “What we do in the shadows” tv series for years. The success of Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnorak” might have contributed to the show getting the green light.
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetrious, and Harvey Guillen are set to return. According to Fandango, Waitit is looking to set the vampires in the United States.