The film's directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are executive producers of the TV show

By Clark Collis
May 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT

Will werewolves still not be “swearwolves” on the small screen?

FX has announced that it has ordered the first season of What We Do in the Shadows, a half-hour comedy series from co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, based on the pair’s 2014 mockumentary about vampires (and werewolves). The small screen version of What We Do in the Shadows will be set in New York and follow three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years. The show stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen, and its executive producers are Clement, Waititi, Paul Simms, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Garrett Basch. The 10-episode debut season will air on FX in the spring of 2019.

Watch the trailer for the original What We Do in the Shadows above and some (foul-mouthed) footage of Matt Berry from his U.K. sitcom Toast of London, below.

What We Do in the Shadows

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
  • Movie
  • 85 minutes
  • Jemaine Clement
  • Taika Waititi