The 'What We Do in the Shadows' Spin-Off Series Will Hit TV Screens Early 2019

'What We Do in the Shadows', the acclaimed horror-comedy from Flight of the Concords' Jermaine Clement and Taika Waiti (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) is officially heading to television.

American network FX has ordered ten half-hour episodes for the first season of the highly-anticipated spin-off series, which is slated to debut sometime in spring 2019.

What We Do in the Shadows (Image: Madman Entertainment)

The show, based on a 2014 mockumentary of the same name, will be assembled by all the creators, stars, writers and directors of the original film, according to Variety.

It follows four vampires (Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr), who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years in New Zealand, as they struggle to cope with the complexities of modern life.

In the movie, the centuries old-housemates meet up with a documentary crew (who are wearing crucifixes) while showing a newly-turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

As FX co-president of original programming Nick Grad writes: "What We Do in the Shadows only gets better with age thanks to this brilliant adaptation for television by co-creators Jemaine and Taika."

"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," he adds.

Clement, Waititi, and Simms are executive producers on the series along with Rudin, Eli Bush, and Garrett Basch – and it will star Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen.

But this is not the only What We Do in the Shadows-associated project in the works.

The team are also developing a sequel film (We're Wolves) based on a group of werewolves featured in the film and a six-part series called 'Wellington Paranormal', about two bumbling cops Karen and Mike.

"Think Mulder and Scully but in a country where nothing happens," Waititi explains.

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