In news that had us throwing our phones across the room in excitement last night, Deadline confirmed that FX has ordered a pilot of a new What We Do In The Shadows TV series (not to be confused with the New Zealand-set spin-off in development).
This new half-hour series will star none other than writer/actor/comedian/musician/general legend Matt Berry (Toast Of London, IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh), alongside Facejacker‘s Kayvan Novak, rising star Natasia Demetriou and Eye Candy‘s Harvey Guillen.
Per Deadline, “Novak will play Nandor, the head vampire of the house. Berry plays Lazslo, the goofiest in the house, the type of vampire who turns into a bat and flies into a wall. Demetriou plays Nadja, the badass female vampire of the house. Guillen is believed to play Nandor’s assistant.”
Furthermore, the series has secured original creators Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) as executive producers, and Waititi is expected to direct at least the pilot episode currently ordered by FX.
The 2014 film version was a mockumentary (and instant classic) that centered around a gaggle of vampire roommates who seem to spend more time arguing over who will do the dishes than stalking victims as creatures of the night, and saw the gang regularly picking hapless fights with a local crew of werewolves headed up by Rhys Darby, who will be the focus of upcoming sequel film We’re Wolves.
This is all terribly wonderful news, and we’ll bring you more as we have it.