The Trailer for 'What We Do in the Shadows' TV Spinoff 'Wellington Paranormal' Is Here

"Think Mulder & Scully but in a country where nothing happens."
Sarah Ward
July 01, 2018

Trust a mockumentary about the undead to keep coming back in new guises. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's What We Do in the Shadows first came to light as a short film in 2005, then made its way to cinemas in rib-tickling feature-length form in 2014, and currently has both a werewolf-focused sequel and a US television remake in the works. As first announced back in 2016, it's also getting a Cops-style TV spinoff — one that starts airing in New Zealand this month, and has just released its first trailer.

Slated to air on New Zealand's TVNZ 2  from July 11, Wellington Paranormal doesn't spend more time with everyone's favourite Wellington-dwelling bloodsuckers, even though Waititi and Clement conceived the six-part series. Instead, it follows police officers Karen O'Leary and Mike Minogue, who WWDITS fans might remember came knocking at the vampire share house's door. With the help of Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu), the cop duo will keep trying to keep the city safe from supernatural happenings — and we're sure viewers will keep watching.

When Wellington Paranormal's existence was first revealed, Waititi described the show as "Mulder & Scully but in a country where nothing happens" on Twitter, should you need any more reason to get excited.

For Australian viewers looking to catch the show, local airing details haven't yet been announced, but watch this space — once you're done watching the below trailer, of course.

Published on July 01, 2018 by Sarah Ward
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