Aggressors, I bring good news! The much beloved (in my house anyway) vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords) and Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) will be getting it’s own spin-off series.
If you haven’t seen What We Do in the Shadows, the movie revolves around 4 housemates in Wellington, New Zealand and their lives. Or afterlives. All 4 are vampires. While having a premise that could definitely fit comfortably in the horror genre, it’s definitely a comedy as they are all quite terrible at being vampires. Seriously you guys, it’s such a good film. If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to add it to your queue as soon as possible.
The upcoming spin-off series, Paranormal Event Response Unit, will focus on two police officers – Karen and Mike – who “keep us safe from supernatural phenomena in their own police reality series”, New Zealand On Air (NZOA) said. NZOA announced funding for the series today, to the total of $1.4 million dollars. The series will be six episodes (I’m hoping for multiple seasons) and will air next year on TVNZ 2 in New Zealand before we in the States will be able to sink our fangs into it.
The original movie was written, directed and starred in by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, and Paranormal Event Response Unit was concieved by the duo as well. NZOA chief executive Jane Wrightson has stated “We are delighted that Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are bringing their talents to smaller screens in Paranormal Event Response Unit.” and I don’t think it’s physically possible for me to agree with her more.
Check back right here for more updates on the series as they develop!