What We Do in the Shadows is the only vampire mock-doc the world will ever need, because it is hilarious, raunchy and perfectly self-aware. The werewolf-themed sequel (genius title: We’re Wolves) is percolating, and now the rumoured TV spin-off is confirmed. But don’t get too excited about the latter just yet.
The six-episode TV series will be made in New Zealand, the home country of Shadows co-directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, for New Zealand TV. So there’s no guarantee it will be available for viewing elsewhere, though there’s a solid chance the popularity of the original film — and the magic of the internet — will ensure that Shadows fans in other parts of the world will be able to check it out, too.
Let’s hope that’s the case, because the show sounds like a lot of fun. It’s called Paranormal Event Response Unit, and it’s styled as a presumably Cops-like reality show that follows the two police officers from the film, Mike and Karen, as they investigate supernatural disturbances.