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The First Full Trailer for the US Remake of 'What We Do in the Shadows' Has Finally Dropped

Ten episodes will hit US screens in March.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
February 05, 2019
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The First Full Trailer for the US Remake of 'What We Do in the Shadows' Has Finally Dropped

Ten episodes will hit US screens in March.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
February 05, 2019
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Since a US remake of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's vampire sharehouse mockumentary What We Do in the Shadow was first hinted to back in 2017 — then confirmed in May the following yearthree brief teasers have dropped. Now, finally, us mere mortals have been blessed with a full two-minute trailer.

The ten-episode American version is set to air in the US this March, and has been written by Clement and directed by Waititi. It follows three vampire flatmates living in New York City. Despite being written and directed by Clement and Waititi, the duo won't be starring in the new-look series (but may make guest appearances — we hope), instead it'll feature Toast of London's Matt Berry, Four Lions' Kayvan Novak, British stand-up comedian Natasia Demetriou, The Magicians' Harvey Guillen and The Office's Mark Proksch.

Unfortunately for Aussie fans, an offical release date has not yet been announced — but it's looking like we will get to see the series. According to ads aired frequently during Foxtel's Golden Globes broadcast, the show is headed to the pay TV network's Fox Showcase channel at a yet-to-be-revealed date.

In New Zealand, the ten-episode mockumentary will air on Sky TV's SoHo2 in March.

Here's the first full What We Do in the Shadows trailer in all its glory:

The US remake is just the latest addition to the What We Do in the Shadows universe, too. A follow-up, We're Wolves, is in the works, focusing on the undead bloodsuckers' Rhys Darby-led lycanthrope enemies. And television spinoff Wellington Paranormal, following the movie's cops (Mike Minogue and Karen O'Leary) as they keep investigating the supernatural, debuted its first season last year and has a second season in the works.

What We Do in the Shadows will debut in America on FX on Wednesday, March 27, with a New Zealand screening scheduled on SoHo2. We'll update you as soon as further release dates have been announced.

Published on February 05, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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