A lot of people may know Taika Waititi for directing Thor: Ragnarok, but a huge chunk of his following came from people who checked out his mockumentary comedy, What We Do in the Shadows. There have been several reports of spinoffs for the movie in the works, but FX has apparently ordered a pilot for the TV series version of WWDITS.
According to Variety, Waititi and Jemaine Clement, the directors of the movie, are attached to executive produce the show, and the setting will be moving from New Zealand to the United States. There’s no explanation on whether this will be a remake of the film (a la The Office) or an expansion of the world, but three actors have been attached to be in the series, Matt Berry (IT Crowd), Kayvan Novak (Paddington), Harvey Guillen (The Magicians), and stand-up comedian Natasia Demetriou.
The show is also said to be a half-hour series, and with Waititi and Clement attached so closely to the project, there could be a chance that we see Viago and Vladislav make a return to the small screen.
Earlier reports on the WWDITS spinoffs said that there was going to be a movie focusing on the werewolves lead by Rhys Darby titled We’re Wolves, and a TV series spinoff called Wellington Paranormal following the bumbling cops from the first film. If those projects are still in development, and this American TV series comes out, then What We Do in the Shadows could have a total of three spinoffs. Who knew a concept as simple as a paranormal mockumentary would get so much traction?
No air date has been announced for FX’s What We Do in the Shadows.