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What We Do in the Shadows is Getting a TV Spinoff

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What We Do in the Shadows is Getting a TV Spinoff

The 2014 vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows” will receive its own television spinoff, set to air next year in New Zealand.

Written, directed by and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”), the acclaimed horror comedy centered on four vampires who share a house in a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand. The spinoff, called “Paranormal Event Response Unit,” is a procedural comedy focusing on naive police offers Karen and Mike, who had minor roles in the film, as they try to keep the city safe from supernatural phenomena.

Clement revealed last year that he and Waititi pitched the idea of a “police series” spinoff, but neither was optimistic about its chances, due to financing. However, New Zealand On Air (NZOA) must’ve liked the pitch, as this morning it announced the funding of a six-part series.

Waititi, who’s busy now with production of Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” is also planning a movie sequel to “What We Do in the Shadows” called “We’re Wolves,” which centers on the werewolf pack introduced in the original film. His adventure comedy-drama “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” debuted in March in New Zealand before receiving a limited theatrical release in June in North America.

(via Slashfilm)

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