FX Networks has released the official trailer for its vampire comedy series What We Do in the Shadows, based on the 2014 feature film of the same name. The over two-minute long trailer starts off with vampire roommate “Nandor” being awoken at nightfall by his human familiar “Guillermo”. He immediately calls a house meeting with fellow vampire roommates “Nadja” & “Lazlo” where he complains about leaving half-exsanguinated humans in the kitchen. The remainder of the trailer is a collection of unconnected scenes involving the three vampire roommates, werewolves, and even “Colin Robinson”, an “energy vampire”.
The show was created by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi and stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, and Mark Proksch.
What We Do in the Shadows premieres Wednesday, March 27th exclusively on FX.
A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. In Staten Island.
The self-appointed leader of the group is “Nandor The Relentless” (Kayvan Novak), a great warrior and conqueror from the Ottoman Empire, who has taken the helm of the group despite many of his Old World tactics resulting in what some might politely refer to as bupkis. Then there’s the British vampire “Laszlo” (Matt Berry) – a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop, he might say. He’s a lover of mischief and a great soiree, but not as much as he loves seeing Nandor fail miserably in every attempt. And then there’s “Nadja” (Natasia Demetriou): the seductress, the temptress, the vampiric Bonnie to Laszlo’s Clyde. Her wisdom and provocative tales from times past allow us insight into the many ups and downs of living an immortal life.
Also cohabiting in the vampire household is “Guillermo” (Harvey Guillen), Nandor’s familiar (AKA servant/protector during the daylight hours), who wants nothing more than to be made a real vampire just like his master. Also lurking about is “Colin Robinson” (Mark Proksch), an energy vampire and day-walker of sorts – he feasts on humans, but not on their blood. A frequent visitor is Nadja’s new friend, “Jenna” (Beanie Feldstein), a student at a nearby community college. She loves LARPing, boys, and art history, and for some reason has been rather confused lately as to why it is she so ravenously craves the flesh of the living.
After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, “Baron Afanas”, the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over a hundred years ago – total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our verite camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.