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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Sequel in the Works

If you have yet to watch the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows from Flight of the Conchords‘ Jemaine Clement, do yourself a favor and watch it. Watch it right now.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the New Zealand film (co-starring, co-written and co-directed by Clement and Taika Waititi) may be getting a sequel and a spin-off television series.

What We Do in the Shadows Sequel

Credit: New Zealand Film Commission

Although the latter is less likely.

Clement revealed in a recent interview that a film sequel (centered around werewolf pack leader Anton played by Flight of the Conchords‘ Rhys Darbys) is in the planning stages.

A television spin-off about the two New Zealand cops who appear in the film was also pitched, but even Clement admits that’s a long shot.

As he was told by the New Zealand network they handed the idea to: “There’s no money for comedy.”

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

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