What We Do in the Shadows Is Getting A TV Spinoff
"Think Mulder & Scully but in a country where nothing happens."
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 already has a werewolf-focused sequel in the works. Now, it's getting a TV spinoff.
Slated to air on New Zealand television in 2017, Paranormal Event Response Unit won't spend more time with everyone's favourite Wellington-dwelling bloodsuckers, even though Waititi and Clement conceived the six-part series. Instead, it'll follow police officers Karen and Mike, who WWDITS fans might remember came knocking at the vampire share house's door. The cop duo will keep trying to keep the city safe from supernatural happenings — and we're sure viewers will keep watching.
On Twitter, Waititi described the show as "Mulder & Scully but in a country where nothing happens", should you need any more reason to get excited. And we know he likes buddy flicks with mismatched characters, so expect that kind of vibe to come through too.
As for the ingeniously titled We're Wolves, aka the Rhys Darby-starring, wolfpack-oriented big-screen continuation we mentioned above, it's still in development; however Waititi has been more than a bit busy of late. His last movie, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, proved a runaway hit when it opened in cinemas earlier this year. And over the last few months, the filmmaker has been hanging out on Gold Coast and in Brisbane directing a little flick called Thor: Ragnarok.
Via Radio NZ.
Published on October 01, 2016 by Sarah Ward