Thursday, 28 June 2018

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS spin-off TV show gets a trailer

Wellington Paranormal, the spin-off TV show from Taika Waititi's cult classic movie What We Do in the Shadows, has just had its first trailer arrive.

The TV series follows the misadventures of Wellington police officers Mike Mongue and Karen O'Leary (played by the actors of the same name). In What We Do in the Shadows they were the police officers who kept showing up whenever the vampires got into shenanigans and had to repeatedly hypnotise them to forget about what was going on. The show picks up on the idea that the police officers have finally twigged that something weird is going on and start investigating events more thoroughly.

Waititi and his collaborator Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Legion) are producing the new series. Some fans are hoping to see them cameo in the series, although they are busy with other projects in Hollywood.

Meanwhile, FX has ordered 10 episodes of an American remake of the movie in the form of a TV series, to star British comedy stars Kayvan Novak and Matt Berry. Waititi and Clement have also confirmed they still want to make a sequel to the movie, provisionally entitled We're Wolves and focusing on the werewolf pack from the original film, and are waiting for a gap in their schedules where they can do this.

Waititi is reportedly being wooed by Lucasfilm to make a Star Wars movie, whilst also consulting with Marvel on a potential sequel to Thor: Ragnarok or another movie in the MCU.

1 comment:

alibaba said...

I was pleasantly unsurprised - there is no mistaking that Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement are behind the writing. Fans of FOTC and the movie will definitely get a kick out of this.

My only criticism is I was unsure during watching if I was supposed to be laughing at the main characters. To have a couple of clueless cops get involved in the paranormal is funny but to have their boss (who is supposed to be in charge of the Wellington Paranormal Division) also act in the same way is a little jarring. I was hoping he would be more a Fox Mulder-type, passionate and serious about the paranormal but saddled with a couple of idiots.

Anyway, it's always fun for a Wellington local to play 'spot the landmark' and from now on, I'll never look at the Cuba St bucket fountain the same way again!