FX has announced that acclaimed vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows has been renewed for a second season.
“[Executive producers] Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Paul Simms have more than delivered on the high expectations of Shadows fans by adapting the cult classic [movie] for television and building a passionate base of new and returning fans,” FX Original Programming president Nick Grad said in a statement.
The series ranks in the Top 5 among 34 cable comedy series, including in the Adults 18-49 demo and in total viewers. Across all platforms and airings, its first five episodes have averaged an audience of 2.81 million viewers. Additionally, reviews have been quite positive, focusing on the way the show balances its tone, the intelligence of its genre spoofing, and the performances of its ensemble.
Based on the 2014 film of the same name, with the film’s creative team of Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) behind the series, What We Do in the Shadowsfollows vampire roommates Nandor the Restless (Kayvan Novak), self-appointed leader of the group whose Old World tactics aren’t favored by everyone; mischievous Laszlo (Matt Berry); and seductive Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) as they find a renewed motivation to fulfill their mission to take over the world. However, they still haven’t figured out how to go about the whole world domination thing.
In addition to Novak, Berry, and Demetriou, What We Do in the Shadows stars Harvey Guillen (The Magicians) and will feature Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Jake McDorman (Limitless), Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird), and Mark Proksch (The Office) in recurring roles.
What We Do in the Shadows joins fellow recent renewal Better Things on the FX comedy slate, along with Baskets, Atlanta, and Mr Inbetween.