‘What We Do in the Shadows’ TV Series Gets 10-Episode Order From FX

Follow up to cult 2014 New Zealand mockumentary follows three vampires who have been roommates for centuries

Last Updated: May 3, 2018 @ 2:38 PM

“What We Do in the Shadows” is back from the dead and heading to FX, the network announced Thursday.

The TV series based on Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s 2014 vampire-themed mockumentary set in Wellington, New Zealand, has received a 10-episode series order from the network.

Set in 2019, the dark comedy will follow three vampires who have been roommates for centuries but are struggling with the challenges of modern life like paying the rent, going to nightclubs and doing household chores.

“‘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,” said Nick Grad, FX co-president of original programming, in a statement. “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.”

Waititi will direct and executive produce, while Clement is credited as writer and executive producer. They both appeared on screen in the original film.

Simms, Rudin, Eli Bush and Garrett Basch are all also executive producers.

“What We Do in the Shadows” stars Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Guillen.

The indie horror comedy earned $6.9 million on a $1.6 million budget.

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