What We Do in the Shadows Season Finale Clip Drops

Vampires listen to their blood in What We Do in the Shadows Season 1 finale clip.

What We Do in the Shadows premiered on March 27 on FX to much more of a bloodcurdling success than the vampires’ plan to take over the New World and will end with the immortal bloodsuckers taking a closer look at their blood. The real vamp mock-doc series follows a quartet of dyed-in-the-wool but long-in-the-tooth bloodsuckers keeping a house on Staten Island. The insular quartet have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years, sucking the life out of their neighbors and each other. In the What We Do in the Shadows season 1 finale review clip, the vampires listen for what their blood can tell them. FX also dropped a new behind the scenes clip.

The series adapts Taika Waititi’s 2014 vampire comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, which edified people about things such as the fact that vampires don’t just drink virgin blood because it sounds cool. As Jemaine Clement’s Vladislav explained, they think of it as someone enjoying a sandwich, knowing no one had f**ked it. Indeed, the series – focusing on a different band of bloodsuckers – will delve deep into occult knowledge like why werewolves can’t stop cursing.

Waititi (who went on to do Marvel’s mirthfully impactful Thor: Ragnarok,) returns to direct a script written by Jemaine Clement, who was the star/co-director/co-writer of the original film. Both are onboard as executive producers.

What We Do in the Shadows Episode Guide

Here’s our What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode guide, where we’ll gather all the available info for upcoming episodes as it becomes available to us!

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What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 1: “Pilot”

What We Do in the Shadows‘ vampires face problems. Much like the players in No Exit, hell is other people for Nadja, well not people exactly, but vampires.

What We Do in the Shadows promises eternal love at first sight. Laszlo and Nadja take us under their collective wings to tell the story of an enduring romance. He was most handsome young man in a village ravaged by leprosy. She had a sharp tongue, sharper teeth and a hiss to die for. He was hypnotized by her hypnosis.

You can watch the clip here:

Don’t keep your fingers crossed, vampires hate that! Nandor and his brood get very serious. The clip includes a very brief history of the vampires. How they were chased from a jingoistic Europe prejudiced against their habit or killing and eating people. It is important for immortal beings to keep their sense of humor. Mortals, not so much.

Nandor shows us the things vampires do to keep their familiars happy. It’s like flying, but more grounded.

You can watch the clip here:

Read our review of “The Pilot” here.

“Pilot” aired March 27.

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What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 2 “City Council”

“The vampires get embroiled in local Staten Island politics as their first step to world domination,” reads the official synopsis of the teaser clip for episode 2 City Council. But the clip shows how LARPers are one-stop shopping for a vampire house’s need for virgin blood.

You can watch the clip here:


“Greetings mortals,” reads the description of this teaser clip. “Submit and receive mercy.” Of course there is no mercy shown by the daywalking energy vampire. Also, the otherworldly charm of Nandor the relantless, is lost on the Staten Island City Council.


“City Council” aired April 3.

Read our review of “City Council” here.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 3, “Werewolf Feud”

“The fragile truce between the vampires and Staten Island’s werewolves is tested, and Colin Robinson finds romance with a new co-worker,” reads the synopsis. 

You can watch a clip here:


“Werewolf Feud” aired April 10.

Read our review of “Werewolf Feud” here.

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What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 4, “Manhattan Night Club”

“The vampires venture into Manhattan, to make an alliance with an old friend who is now the king of the Manhattan vampires,” reads the official synopsis. Here we learn about spooky headwear.

You can watch a clip here:


“Manhattan Night Club” aired April 17.

Read our review of “Manhattan Night Club” here.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 5: “Animal Control”

Laszlo, in bat form, is captured by Staten Island Animal Control and must be rescued, while Nadja can no longer resist reconnecting with her reincarnated lover Gregor.

You can watch a clip here:


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“Animal Control” aired April 24.

Read our review of “City Council” here.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 5: “Baron’s Night Out”

The Baron awakens from his slumber and demands to experience the wonders of the New World in a night out in the town.


“Baron’s Night Out” aired May 1.

Read our review of “Baron’s Night Out” here.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 7: “The Trial”

“The vampires must defend themselves as an international vampire tribunal gathers to judge them for their transgressions,” reads the official synopsis. Here in the clip, they even begin to doubt themselves.

You can watch a clip here:

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FX also dropped some additional clips of the council meeting, but first they had to endure a pre-trial hearing. 

Nandor, Laszlo and Nadja faced a powerful international vampire tribunal that included “Tilda” (Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive), “Paul” (Paul Reubens, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), “Danny” (Danny Trejo, From Dusk till Dawn), “Evan” (Evan Rachel Wood, True Blood), “Wesley” (Wesley Snipes, Blade), “Viago” (Taika Waititi), “Vladislav” (Jemaine Clement) and “Deacon” (Jonny Brugh) (What We Do in the Shadows film). Along with their own roomie Colin Robinson and a baby from the Bronx.

You can watch that here:

“The Trial” aired May 8.

You can read our review of “The Trial” here.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 8: “Citizenship”

“Nadja trains Jenna on how to take her first victim, and Nandor applies for American citizenship,” reads the official synopsis. Here in the clip, we see a vampire fledgling munching on empty calories, while Nandor the Relentless takes on bureaucracy.

You can watch a clip here:


“Citizenship” aired May 15.

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You can read our review here.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 9: “The Orgy”

“Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy,” reads the official synopsis. Worth the viewing if only to see Colin decked out in leather.

You can watch the clip here:


“The Orgy” aired May 22.

You can read our review here.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 episode 10: “Ancestry”

“Nandor visits one of his living descendants, and a lover from Nadja’s past re-emerges,” reads the official synopsis. You may not be able to get blood from a stone, but you can get a taste of your ancestry from the blood, and Colin’s blood is composed of white cells exclusively.

You can watch a clip here:


What We Do in the Shadows Assorted Clips and Backgrounders

“There are no stunts, they’re actually turning into bats,” promises this INSIDE LOOK clip from the series. The actors perform their own flying, levitation, and shape shifting.

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You can watch the clip here:

The vampires continue to dress themselves in the most cutting edge fashions from when they were in their prime. Their “Looking A Little Pale” clip shows how costume and make-up keep What We Do In The Shadows authentic.

Vampires Define Things: Thirst Trap, explains how to lure virgins to water so you can drink their blood. This also works with hot dog eating contests and comic book covensions, which naturally attract scores of virgins.

You can watch the clip here:

Vampires Define Things: Weak Sauce, talks about Blood that would get a bad yelp review.

You can watch the clip here:

The Staten Island Blood Suckers have their own way of putting things in these quickly changing times, as the clip “Vampires Define Things: Dead Ass” shows. You can catch their meaning here:

In “Vampires Define Things: Snack,” we learn a “snack” is when you just grab a quick sip of blood like a hummingbird before the victim notices.

You can watch the clip here:

What We Do in the Shadows Trailer

The first full trailer for FX’s What We Do in the Shadows TV can be seen here: 


Amongst the clip’s array of vampire hijinks, we learn about a faux pas for fang-bearers that involves leaving people half-drunk – not inebriated, mind you, but drained of half their blood. Apparently, it’s an unhygienic offense akin to drinking milk straight out of the container.

Embedded below is the first teaser, which perfectly encapsulates the humor of the film, which appears to have transitioned perfectly to television. 

While you’d think that with centuries of life experience that vampires would have figured out a more ergonomic workaround to birthday cake candles, the pure majesty of white frosting contrasted against the fiery fury of a forest fire-level row of candles is too powerful to resist.


What We Do in the Shadows Details

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,” Nick Grad, president of originals at FX, said in a statement, via Variety. “Their feature version was a hilarious, fresh take on the mundanity of everyday life that even immortals must face. We are thankful to them, Paul Simms and Scott Rudin, and this amazing cast for taking us deeper into the shadows with this series.”

What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires, Kayvan Novak (Danger MouseThunderbirds Are Go), Matt Berry (Toast of London), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends), and their faithful assistant Harvey Guillen (The Thundermans, The Internship). They have been roommates for lifetimes.  Novak plays Nandor, the head vampire of the clan. Berry plays Lazslo, the physical comic relief. Demetriou is the fierce female vampire. Waititi and Clement starred in the original film, but there is no word yet on whether they will be in the series.

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The original film was about Viago, Deacon and Vladislav, three vampires who lived together in Wellington, New Zealand. It was made for $1.6 million budget and earned $6.9 million.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFKRead more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.

Joseph Baxter is a contributor for Den of Geek and Syfy Wire. You can find his work here. Follow him on Twitter @josbaxter.