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What We Do In the Shadows Is Officially Coming to the United States With Series Order at FX

Shortly after Thor: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi had said he was trying to develop a U.S. TV version of his and Jemaine Clement’s 2014 mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. Now, it’s been confirmed that FX has ordered a series based on the film. The first season will consist of ten half-hour episodes, and is set to premiere next year in spring 2019.

Clement and Waititi won’t appear in the show, unfortunately, but will serve as executive producers with Paul Simms and Scott Rudin. Clement will also write for the show, and Waititi will direct. Starring in the show, now set in New York City, will be Matt Berry (The IT Crowd) as Laszlo, Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker) as Nandor, Natasia Demetriou (The Festival) as Nadja, and Harvey Guillen (Eye Candy) as Nandor’s assistant.

FX’s co-president of original programming Nick Grad told Variety, ‘What We Do in the Shadows only gets better with age thanks to this brilliant adaptation for television by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.”

(via Comic Book Resources, image: Unison Films)

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