FX has ordered a TV reboot of the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, three years after it premiered as a horror film in 2014.
The film about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington, New Zealand, earned $6.9 million on a $1.6 million budget.
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Clement and Waititi are executive producing, along with Scott Rudin (The Night Of), Paul Simms (Flight of the Conchords), and Scott Rudin Productions' Garrett Basch and Eli Bush. According to Variety, the series has been picked up as a pilot project at FX, with both men serving as executive producers. Berry plays a comically stupid vampire named Lazslo, and Demetriou steps into the shoes of the "badass" Nadja.
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What do you guys think of the idea of a What We Do in the Shadows TV series? It's not known if they will have on-screen roles in the pilot.
Clement and Waititi are already working on a spinoff from the movie, called Wellington Paranormal, a six-part series set to air on TVNZ mid-year.
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The fictional documentary chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates that are trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. The film went on to great success on the festival circuit, and it also gained a cult following. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, these mates squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, piss off the local werewolves (they're not swear-wolves) visit clubs to pick up some ladies, and deal with the rigours of living on a very, very strict diet.
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