Taika Waititi Is Plotting a ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ American TV Series
You’ll have to forgive Taika Waititi for taking so long to make that What We Do in the Shadows werewolf spinoff. The New Zealand filmmaker has been pretty darn busy frolicking in Asgard for Marvel. But with Thor: Ragnarok hitting theaters in a week, Waititi is turning his attention to upcoming projects, which now include not one, not two, but three spinoffs from What We Do in the Shadows — and one of them could be coming to television screens in America.
Speaking with Fandango, Waititi revealed his ambitious plans for the future of What We Do in the Shadows. He’s still developing a similar mock-doc about the werewolves (not swear wolves!) led by Rhys Darby, and, he reveals, “We’re also trying to start shooting” another spinoff in New Zealand, which he describes as:
A spin-off following the two cops from the movie, as a sort of mockumentary X-Files [that takes place in] a certain small New Zealand town where they investigate paranormal activity.
Even more exciting is his potential plan to bring What We Do in the Shadows straight to American audiences. Waititi says “We’re trying to develop a US version (…) You know, set here in the states, but a TV show.”
Presumably, that show would be very similar to the original mockumentary from 2014, which starred Waititi alongside Jemaine Clement and Jonny Brugh as vampires and argumentative flatmates. Hopefully Waititi’s plan(s) come to fruition relatively soon. Until then, you can check out his latest efforts when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3.
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