Thinking about watching yet another movie or TV show about vampires generally fills me with dread — thanks, Twilight — but FX’s TV adaptation of Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows is a rare exception.
The 2014 mockumentary is hilarious and original, following undead trio Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Jonny Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) as they struggle with the more mundane aspects of modern life — paying rent, following a chore wheel, and trying to engage in New Zealand’s nightclub scene. Now the movie has gotten a US makeover, and the first trailer looks just as delightfully absurd as the original.
Set in New York City this time around, the TV series will again follow three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years. It stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, and Mark Proksch and has Clement and Waititi on board once again, but this time as cocreators. Check out the first trailer for the show, above, before it premieres on March 27.
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