If you haven't seen 2014's What We Do in the Shadows, you're seriously missing out. Written, directed by and starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame, it's a mockumentary that follows a group of vampires and their struggles of living in the modern world. It's just been announced that a 30-minute pilot for a TV series based on the film has been picked up by the FX network, and Waititi and Clement will both be returning to the helm.
A new cast has been lined up for the spin-off, all playing new characters, so it's fair to assume that What We Do In The Shadows the TV series will focus on a different group of vampires. A full cast list hasn't been revealed yet, but top British talent including Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak (Phonejacker) and Natasia Demetriou are all signed up. It doesn't look like Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi will be starring in it this time, but with their oversight we can hopefully expect the same level of comedy and clever writing.
There's no date set for when the pilot might be aired — but considering that Clement will be busy this year with The Flight of the Conchords tour, it may well be a way off yet. Just as long as it doesn't take the six years it took to write What We Do in the Shadows the first time round. [i News]