What We Do in the Shadows (FX Pilot)

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This version of What We Do in the Shadows takes place in New York City and centers around a new group of characters. Kayvan Novak stars as Nandor with Harvey Guillén as his servant, Guillermo. They live with the vampire couple of Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) and Laszlo (Matt Berry) as they attempt to prepare for the arrival of a very old vampire coming to check on them to see if they have conquered Staten Island.

Well good news to one and all, the TV series stays true in tone and spirit to the 2014 film. It’s hilarious, inventive, and has quirky characters. With creators Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi returning to help with the series, the TV pilot was a huge hit at SXSW. It was a definite highlight for me at my time there.

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What We Do in the Shadows (2015)

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Since Thor: Ragnarok is coming out in about 2 weeks, I figured that I would review What We Do in the Shadows which is co-directed by Taika Waititi (who directed the new Thor).

What We Do in the Shadows is a comedy mockumentary (a la The Office) that revolves around four vampire housemates and their unusual way of living. Viago (played by Taika Waititi), Vladislav (Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Concords), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Petyr (Ben Fransham) must also mentor new vampire, Nick (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer), who is a more modern and doesn’t fit in with the group.

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