FX vampire series What We Do In The Shadows just released another teaser, and we kind of love it. Okay that’s a lie- we’ve more than kind of loved everything we’ve seen for the show thus far, the dry and clever humor a welcome respite from the normal sitcom fare.
The new teaser features two of the Undead, Laszio (Matt Berry) and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), discussing how they met.
What We Do In The Shadows the FX series is based on the film by the same name from Taika Waititi and Jemanie Clement, both of whom are serving as Executive Producers on the FX show.
Thanks to FX, here is a description for the cast and what we can expect to see from the series:
“Nandor The Relentless” (Kayvan Novak) is the self-appointed leader of the group of Undead- a great warrior and conqueror from the Ottoman Empire, who has taken the helm of the group despite many of his Old World tactics resulting in what some might politely refer to as bupkis.
Then there’s the British vampire “Laszlo” (Matt Berry) – a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop, he might say. He’s a lover of mischief and a great soirée, but not as much as he loves seeing Nandor fail miserably in every attempt.
And then there’s “Nadja” (Natasia Demetriou): the seductress, the temptress, the vampiric Bonnie to Laszlo’s Clyde. Her wisdom and provocative tales from times past allow us insight into the many ups and downs of living an immortal life.
Also cohabiting in the vampire household is “Guillermo” (Harvey Guillén), Nandor’s familiar (a.k.a. servant/protector during the daylight hours), who wants nothing more than to be made a real vampire just like his master. Also lurking about is “Colin Robinson” (Mark Proksch), an energy vampire and day-walker of sorts — he feasts on humans, but not on their blood. A frequent visitor is Nadja’s new friend, “Jenna” (Beanie Feldstein), a student at a nearby community college. She loves LARPing, boys, and art history, and for some reason has been rather confused lately as to why it is she so ravenously craves the flesh of the living.
After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, “Baron Afanas,” (Doug Jones) the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over a hundred years ago – total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our vérité camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.
Clement created the 10-episode series. Clement, Waititi and Paul Simms are Executive Producers with Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush. What We Do in the Shadows is produced by FX Productions and stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén and Mark Proksch, who guest starred in the pilot before being promoted to series regular.
We absolutely cannot WAIT for it to premiere on FX on March 27th, and at SXSW later this month.