BBC Set May UK Premiere Date For ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Season 1, As FX Renews Comedy For Season 2
The BBC has set a May UK premiere date for Season 1 of vampire comedy mockumentary series ‘What We Do in the Shadows‘ from ‘Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi. US network FX has also announced today that the series has been renewed for a 2nd Season.
Based on Clement & Waititi’s 2014 mockumentary horror comedy movie of the same name, ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ tells the story of three vampire roommates born during different eras, who have to adapt to modern times as they attempt to survive the New World on Staten Island.
The self-appointed leader of the group is Nandor The Relentless (Kayvan Novak – ‘Four Lions’, ‘Fonejacker’), a great warrior and conqueror from the Ottoman Empire, who has taken the helm of the group despite many of his Old World tactics resulting in what some might politely refer to as bupkis.
British vampire Laszlo (Matt Berry – ‘Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace’, ‘Toast of London’) is a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop, he might say. He’s a lover of mischief and a great soirée, but not as much as he loves seeing Nandor fail miserably in every attempt. And then there’s Nadja (Natasia Demetriou – ‘Stath Lets Flats’): the seductress, the temptress, the vampiric Bonnie to Laszlo’s Clyde. Her wisdom and provocative tales from times past allow us insight into the many ups and downs of living an immortal life.
Also cohabiting in the vampire household is Guillermo (Harvey Guillén –‘The Magicians’), Nandor’s familiar (a.k.a. servant/protector during the daylight hours), who wants nothing more than to be made a real vampire just like his master. Also lurking about is Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch – ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘The Office’), an energy vampire and day-walker of sorts – he feasts on humans, but not on their blood.
A frequent visitor is Nadja’s new friend, Jenna (Beanie Feldstein – ‘Lady Bird’), a student at a nearby community college. She loves LARPing, boys, and art history, and for some reason has been rather confused lately as to why it is she so ravenously craves the flesh of the living.
After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, Baron Afanas, the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over a hundred years ago – total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our vérité camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.
‘What We Do in the Shadows‘ Season 1 will get it’s UK premiere Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 9:45pm on BBC Two.