‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV reboot heading to FX

A reboot of the 2014 mockumentary horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows is in the works for television. FX has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot from co-writers and co-directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Clement is attached to serve as writer and executive producer with Waititi set to direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen will star in the pilot.

The film follows a group of vampires – Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Clement) – living together in New Zealand and their everyday tasks of paying the bills, going out, and the struggles of living with roommates. The new series will change the characters but will┬ástill follow the same format. Novak will play Nandor, the head vampire of the house. Berry plays Lazslo, the goofy vampire that turns into a bat. Demetriou will play Nadja, the badass female vampire of the house. Guillen is said to be Nandor’s assistant.

The film earned $6.9 million on a $1.6 million budget with a 96% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Scott Rudin, Paul Simms, Garrett Basch, and Eli Bush will serve as executive producers.

What We Do In The Shadows Official Synopsis:

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

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