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What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

  • Premiered: 
    March 27, 2019
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  • Network: FX
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Black/Dark)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2014 movie (What We Do in the Shadows) by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi 
  • Subject Matter: Supernatural/Paranormal
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's 2014 movie of the same name, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS in a half-hour comedy series that follows four vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years, while living in modern day Staten Island. The self-appointed leader of the group is Nandor The Relentless, 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 -- a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop, he might say. He's a lover of mischief and a great soiree, but not as much as he loves seeing Nandor fail miserably in every attempt. And then there's Nadja: 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, 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, 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, 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, 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?

Season 2 of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS premiered on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 10-11pm ET/PT on FX with back-to-back new episodes. In the season opener, "Resurrection" (10pm), Nadja and Laszlo's new familiar poses problems for an increasingly anxious Guillermo, and the vampires enlist the services of a local necromancer. Then, in the night's second episode, "Ghosts," the vampires hold a seance to deal with a ghost infestation, which leads to a larger ghost infestation.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT, FX premiered "Nouveau Theatre des Vampires," the Season 2 finale of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. As they prepare to attend an exclusive event on the vampire social calendar, the vampires try to survive without Guillermo.

Three weeks earlier -- on Friday, May 22 -- FX renewed WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS for a third season.



  • - Staten Island, New York USA