In this house, we respect What We Do In The Shadows, and the increasingly broad shared universe Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's film has spawned. New Zealand was the first to get any of this material, in the form of the low-key brilliant police reality-show parody Wellington Paranormal, but the United States is next, with a Staten Island-set spinoff from the main movie.
FX has been dribbling out footage in the form of short teasers for a little while, and the latest centres on the character played by Kayvan Novak (best-known around these parts for his terrific turn in Chris Morris' Four Lions).
Not much content there, but hey, it's still a decent gag. At this point, we're just keen to see anything we can from this show. Frustratingly, the pilot has already screened - exclusively at last year's New York Comic-Con - and while reviews have been embargoed, Michael Gingold shared his impressions on it:
We are allowed to share our “impressions,” however, and this writer’s impression is that, on evidence of this first episode, creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi have very successfully recaptured the spirit of their modern-classic vampire-comedy feature. There are plenty of great lines and throwaway gags (“Fingers crossed” floored me), plus Doug Jones as a monstrous character under very impressive prosthetics.
Check out that link for more details on the series (though not for a review). For the rest of us who didn't attend NYCC, What We Do In The Shadows will premiere on FX this spring. No firm date has been set, though. Typical: time means nothing to immortals.