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Taika Waititi Drops the Trailer for What We Do in the Shadows Spinoff Series Wellington Paranormal

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Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) have released the trailer for their upcoming series Wellington Paranormal, a spin-off of their cult hit film What We Do in the Shadows. Like WWDITS, the series will be a mockumentary-style look at the mundane lives of the supernatural monsters that reside in New Zealand ad the police tasked with handling them.

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The series centers on officers Minogue and O’Leary, beat cops who are now part of the paranormal investigation unit in the Wellington police force. Waititi and Clement will make cameos in the series as well, reprising their roles from WWDITS. The show is set to be released in New Zealand next month; no word on whether the series will make it to our shores yet.

In the meantime, Waititi is also working on an American spin-off of What We Do in the Shadows, as a half-hour comedy for FX. Considered more of a reboot than a spin-off, the FX series features an all-new cast, including Kayvan Novak (Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go), Matt Berry (Toast of London), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Thundermans, The Internship). It’s unclear if Clement and Waititi will also have an on-screen role in the series.

If you haven’t seen What We Do in the Shadows, you’re missing out on a hilarious horror comedy about a trio of vampires sharing a flat in New Zealand. It’s long been rumored that Waititi and Clement are working on a feature sequel, but they’ve both been tied up with various projects.

Clement will be reuniting with Bret McKenzie for a Flight of the Conchords HBO special, while Waititi is very in demand following the success of Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi’s upcoming projects include World War II satire Jojo Rabbit, which he directs and stars in, as well as the stop-motion animated film Bubbles, about the life of Michael Jackson as told through his pet chimp.

(via io9, image: NZTV)

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