FX has announced a second season renewal for the small screen spin-off What We Do in the Shadows. The series comes from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Flight of the Concords‘ Jemaine Clement, based upon their 2014 mockumentary film of the same name, and follows three vampires living in New York City with their human familiars.
The news comes just as What We Do in the Shadows reaches the mid-point of its first 10-episode season. The finale will air on May 29. The length of the second season hasn’t been revealed, but the show will return in 2020 and can be expected to last the same amount as the current season.
“Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and showrunner Paul Simms have more than delivered on the high expectations of Shadows fans by adapting the cult classic for television and building a passionate base of new and returning fans,” said Nick Grad, FX President of Original Programming. “We also want to thank the rest of the creative team, including Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush, and the incredible cast and crew for delivering such a fun and original series, and we look forward to working with them all on season two.”
Kayvan Novak (Early Man), Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Magicians) star in the series.
What We Do in the Shadows is a half-hour comedy series based on the feature film of the same name by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Set in New York City, the show follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.