Jemaine Clement

Vampire comedy What We Do In the Shadows to get six-episode spin-off TV show

The 2014 New Zealand vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows is to get a six-episode spin-off TV show. The agency New Zealand On Air announced Friday that it is funding Paranormal Event Response Unit, which is conceived by What We Do in the Shadows writer-directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a small screen extension of the movie.

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What We Do in the Shadows sequel to concern werewolf power struggle

New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi is an extremely busy man. His new, Sam Neill-starring adventure-comedy Hunt for the The Wilderpeople opens June 24, and he is currently prepping the Marvel superhero film, Thor: Ragnarok. So, where does that leave We’re Wolves, the sequel to the much-loved vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, which Waititi codirected with Flight of the Conchords member Jemaine Clement? 

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What We Do in the Shadows: See the first three minutes of short that inspired the film

Nearly a decade before their vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows hit theaters, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, and Jonathan Brugh made a short film introducing us to three members of New Zealand’s undead population.

Clocking in at about a half hour, the short had much of the same feel as the feature film, minus some of the bonuses that come with an actual movie budget. 

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