Karen O'Leary (IV) - News Poster

News

‘Wellington Paranormal’ Is Carrying the Hilarious ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Torch

‘Wellington Paranormal’ Is Carrying the Hilarious ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Torch
[This post originally appeared as part of Recommendation Machine, IndieWire’s daily TV picks feature.]

Where to Watch “Wellington Paranormal”: HBO Max and The CW app

It’s not exactly a requirement that every comedy should have an episode where one actor plays at least two different characters. But if you want proof why it works, look no further than “Wellington Paranormal.” The first TV spinoff of the film version of “What We Do in the Shadows,” the New Zealand-set series has one of them in each of the two seasons currently available to stream stateside.

The show tracks the exploits of two Wellington police officers — Minogue (Mike Minogue) and O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) — tasked with investigating curious incidents in and around the region. They track down zombies and demons and werewolves and plastic bags, all with their own distinct threat (or at least nuisance) to the locals. They’re sent off from the station and often joined
See full article at Indiewire »

Wellington Paranormal: Season Three? Has the CW Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?

Wellington Paranormal: Season Three? Has the CW Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?
Vulture Watch

Could any case scare these officers off the force? Has the Wellington Paranormal TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Wellington Paranormal, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

What's This TV Show About?

Airing on The CW television network, the Wellington Paranormal TV show was created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The program is a spin-off of the What We Do in the Shadows film and the TV series that followed. The show stars Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, and Maaka Pohatu. The story follows the adventures of Officer Kyle Minogue (Minogue) and
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Wellington Paranormal: Season Two Ratings

Wellington Paranormal: Season Two Ratings
The first season of Wellington Paranormal drew very low ratings for The CW network. However, the show is produced by a New Zealand channel so it likely doesn't cost The CW much to license. The series has already been renewed for a fourth season in that country but there's no guarantee that The CW will want to air future seasons. Will Wellington Paranormal be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.

A comedy-horror mockumentary series, the Wellington Paranormal TV show was created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The program is a spin-off of the 2014 What We Do in the Shadows film and the TV series that followed. The show stars Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, and Maaka Pohatu. The story follows the adventures of Officer Kyle Minogue (Minogue) and Officer O’Leary
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Wellington Paranormal: Season Two? Has the CW Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?

Wellington Paranormal: Season Two? Has the CW Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?
Vulture Watch

What's ahead for Minogue and O'Leary? Has the Wellington Paranormal TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Wellington Paranormal, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

Airing on The CW television network, the Wellington Paranormal TV show was created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The program is a spin-off of the 2014 What We Do in the Shadows film and the TV series that followed. The show stars Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, and Maaka Pohatu. The story follows the adventures of Officer Kyle Minogue (Minogue) and Officer O’Leary (O'Leary). The
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Wellington Paranormal Books the Creatures What We Do in the Shadows Overlooks

Wellington Paranormal Books the Creatures What We Do in the Shadows Overlooks
This Wellington Paranormal article contains no spoilers.

Wellington Paranormal does for cops what What We Do In the Shadows does for vampires: not really much. People didn’t offer their throats to Staten Island bloodsuckers, asking to be made immortal after the FX series, and there won’t be a run on the New Zealand police academy any time soon, even after any cadets learn there is a paranormal unit in some of the local precincts. Hardly any law officer has even visited the basement office of the paranormal unit at the Wellington station. It’s not because it’s such a tightly guarded secret. They just have no interest. The series brilliantly lampoons the entire force in farce.

The cops at the center of Wellington Paranormal are the most normal paranormal investigators ever assigned to cover “extraterresticle” activity. They treat supernatural law enforcement like it’s the most natural thing imaginable.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Wellington Paranormal: Season One Ratings

Wellington Paranormal: Season One Ratings
We don't have to wonder about the future of Wellington Paranormal on The CW at the moment. Season two will begin airing later this summer, on August 15th. The show's also already been renewed for season three and season four in New Zealand but it's unknown if The CW will air those episodes. Will Wellington Paranormal be cancelled or renewed in the United States? Stay tuned.

A comedy-horror mockumentary series, the Wellington Paranormal TV show was created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The program is a spin-off of the 2014 What We Do in the Shadows film and the TV series that followed. The show stars Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, and Maaka Pohatu. The story follows the adventures of Officer Kyle Minogue (Minogue) and Officer O’Leary (O'Leary). The pair are hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who, under the supervision
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Wellington Paranormal

Wellington Paranormal
Network: The CW

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 11, 2021 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury, and Lynda Topp.

TV show description:

A comedy-horror mockumentary series, the Wellington Paranormal TV show was created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The program is a spin-off of the 2014 What We Do in the Shadows film and the TV series of the same name that followed.

The story follows the adventures of Officer Kyle Minogue (Minogue) and Officer O’Leary (O'Leary). The pair are hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who, under the supervision of Sergeant Ruawai Maaka (Pohatu), investigate supernatural occurrences that arise in the capital of New Zealand on
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

‘Wellington Paranormal’ Review: Supernatural Comedy Isn’t Just for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Completists

‘Wellington Paranormal’ Review: Supernatural Comedy Isn’t Just for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Completists
There are plenty of other reasons to watch, but the opening credits for “Wellington Paranormal” distill the show’s appeal down to its essence. The credits introduce the three central figures in this survey of mysterious happenings in and around New Zealand’s capital. There’s a pair of police officers — O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and her partner Minogue (Mike Minogue) — and the officer they both report to, Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu).

Behind these character introductions is a synthy, self-aware theme tune that wouldn’t be out of place in a “news of the weird” local cable access roundup, or even a basic cable reality show about cryptids disguised as an investigative documentary. Fake news clippings flash across the screen, one of them with a headline including the word “Vampirey.” It’s unrepentantly goofy, with just enough of that mockumentary veneer to keep the show nominally hemmed in to a recognizable format.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Companion Piece ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Lacks a Certain Sparkle: TV Review

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Companion Piece ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Lacks a Certain Sparkle: TV Review
FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” is a master class in extending a slight premise boundlessly outward. That series, based on Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s film, imagines a comic universe in which ancient vampires make their way through humdrum lives stripped of Transylvanian glamour in modern New York City. There’s real comic potential, all taking place within a clearly defined reality.

By contrast, “Wellington Paranormal,” a series executive produced by Clement and Waititi, plays according to a relatively elastic set of rules. Its central two cops — played by Karen O’Leary and Mike Minogue, of the “What We Do in the Shadows” film — face down threats in New Zealand’s capital from across the spectrum of the supernatural, from zombies to aliens. Its diffuse sense of infinite possibility, though, exposes a certain simplicity in the show’s writing: “Wellington Paranormal” is both a show on which
See full article at Variety »

‘Wellington Paranormal’: An Oddball Feast for Blood-Starved ‘Shadows’ Fans

‘Wellington Paranormal’: An Oddball Feast for Blood-Starved ‘Shadows’ Fans
For an upcoming feature story tied to September’s third season premiere of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, I spoke with the cast and creative team of the vampire comedy about what’s made it the funniest show on TV. In one of those conversations, star Matt Berry noted that the show is a convergence of three different comic sensibilities: New Zealand, courtesy of creator Jemaine Clement; the U.K., courtesy of him and co-stars Natasia Demetriou and Kayvan Novak; and the United States, courtesy of the show’s other writers,
See full article at Rolling Stone »

‘Wellington Paranormal’ TV Review: Taika Waititi Sends Up ‘Cops’ in New Horror Comedy

‘Wellington Paranormal’ TV Review: Taika Waititi Sends Up ‘Cops’ in New Horror Comedy
It used to be that horror was considered a genre explicitly and unapologetically for nerds who live for things that go bump in the night — the freaks who get off on jump scares or the low-key scaredy-cats who push themselves to the edge. But with the popularization of horror in recent years has come a shift toward making it as accessible for everyone as possible. Meaning, even if you’re not exactly into horror, maybe you’ll like it with gnarly humor at the forefront. That’s where The CW’s new “Wellington Paranormal” sits.

Co-creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s horror comedy, part of a subgenre that has risen in recent years much to the frustration of horror purists, first aired in New Zealand for three years beginning in 2018 before The CW acquired it in partnership with HBO Max. It’s a paranormal police procedural that primarily follows
See full article at The Wrap »

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Series “Wellington Paranormal” Comes to The CW Next Month! [Trailer]

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Series “Wellington Paranormal” Comes to The CW Next Month! [Trailer]
In addition to FX’s series, the world of “What We Do in the Shadows” was also expanded upon with the spinoff “Wellington Paranormal,” focused on the film’s easily-manipulated police officers, Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary. From creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, the series premiered in New Zealand back in 2018, and it’s now getting a US release. “Wellington Paranormal” has been acquired by HBO […]
See full article at Bloody-Disgusting.com »

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Series “Wellington Paranormal” Getting US Premiere in July!

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Series “Wellington Paranormal” Getting US Premiere in July!
In addition to FX’s series, the world of “What We Do in the Shadows” was also expanded upon with the spinoff “Wellington Paranormal,” focused on the film’s easily-manipulated police officers, Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary. From creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, the series premiered in New Zealand back in 2018, and it’s now getting a US release. “Wellington Paranormal” has been […]
See full article at Bloody-Disgusting.com »

Wellington Paranormal: CW and HBO Max Acquire What We Do in the Shadows Spin-Off

Wellington Paranormal: CW and HBO Max Acquire What We Do in the Shadows Spin-Off
Wellington Paranormal is headed to The CW and HBO Max. A spin-off of FX's What We Do in the Shadows the mockumentary comedy was also created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The series follows the adventures of Officers O'Leary (Karen O'Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue) who appeared in the first season of the Shadows show. A third season is currently airing in New Zealand, where the series originates.

Read More…
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Series “Wellington Paranormal” Finally Coming to the United States!

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Series “Wellington Paranormal” Finally Coming to the United States!
In addition to FX’s series, the world of “What We Do in the Shadows” was also expanded upon with the spinoff “Wellington Paranormal,” focused on the film’s easily-manipulated police officers, Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary. From creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, the series premiered in New Zealand back in 2018, but never arrived in the U.S. Until now, […]
See full article at Bloody-Disgusting.com »

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Coming to CW, HBO Max

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Coming to CW, HBO Max
In the first co-acquisition partnership between The CW and HBO Max, the broadcaster and streamer have acquired Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s “Wellington Paranormal,” a spinoff from their 2014 movie “What We Do in the Shadows.” The horror comedy will premiere on The CW sometime this summer, and episodes will then be available the next day to stream on HBO Max (as well as on the ad-supported CW app and Cwtv.com).

The show follows the police characters from “What We Do in the Shadows,” Officers O’Leary (played by Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (played by Mike Minogue). As part of the Wellington paranormal unit, they investigate local supernatural activity — of which there is a surprising amount — as supervised by Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu).

Clement, of “Flight of the Conchords,” and Waititi, who last year won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for his “Jojo Rabbit,” created the show, and
See full article at Variety »

Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi’s ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Spinoff ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Heads To The CW & HBO Max In First Joint Acquisition

Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi’s ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Spinoff ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Heads To The CW & HBO Max In First Joint Acquisition
Wellington Paranormal, a New Zealand horror mockumentary based on Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows film, is coming to the U.S.

The show, which launched on New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ2 in 2018, has been picked up by The CW and HBO Max – the first time the two WarnerMedia brands have jointly acquired a show.

The comedy will launch first on The CW this summer, and each episode will then be available to stream via the network’s ad-supported digital platforms and streaming service HBO Max the day after its linear bow.

Wellington Paranormal follows the adventures of two incurious police officers from the What We Do in the Shadows movie. It revolves around Officers O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue), who both appeared in the film. They are hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who, under the supervision of
See full article at Deadline »

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Acquired by HBO Max and The CW

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Acquired by HBO Max and The CW
The CW and HBO Max have jointly acquired the rights to New Zealand series “Wellington Paranormal,” a TV spinoff of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s “What We Do in the Shadows.”

Wellington Paranormal,” which first aired in the country in 2018, follows officers Kyle Minogue (Mike Minogue) and Officer O’Leary (Karen O’Leary), with both actors reprising their roles from the 2014 film. The pair are “hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who, under the supervision of Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu), investigate supernatural occurrences that arise in the capital of New Zealand on a surprisingly regular basis.”

Every episode of the supernatural comedy series will first air on The CW and will then be available to stream on HBO Max the next day, as well as The CW app and Cwtv.com. Created by Clement and Waititi, who serve as executive producers of the series with Paul Yates, “Wellington Paranormal
See full article at The Wrap »

What We Do in the Shadows Spinoff Wellington Paranormal to Air on The CW

What We Do in the Shadows Spinoff Wellington Paranormal to Air on The CW
Step aside, Drew Crew — there’s a new team of paranormal investigators coming to The CW.

The network has acquired the Stateside rights to Wellington Paranormal, a comedy series spun off from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s 2014 vampire mockumentary movie What We Do in the Shadows, TVLine has learned. (This is the film’s second spinoff series, following FX’s Wwdits.)

More from TVLineRiverdale Recap: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts... Can Still Lose AnywaySuperman & Lois Spring Finale Drops Another Captain Luthor BombshellSupergirl Battles Lex Luthor in Action-Packed Final Season Trailer: 'Win or Lose, Everything Will Be Different'

Created by Clement and Waititi,
See full article at TVLine.com »

Syco’s Lee McNicholas Joins ITV Studios’ Lifted Entertainment; Sky Bags ‘Wellington Paranormal’; Changes At Tokyo Ff — Global Briefs

Syco’s Lee McNicholas Joins ITV Studios’ Lifted Entertainment; Sky Bags ‘Wellington Paranormal’; Changes At Tokyo Ff — Global Briefs
Syco’s Lee McNicholas Joins ITV Studios’ Lifted Entertainment

Lee McNicholas, an executive producer and creative director at Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, is joining Lifted Entertainment, a rebranded ITV Studios label housing its entertainment hits including I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Love Island. McNicholas will become Lifted’s creative director in the north of England after a decade at Syco, where he has overseen Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. He will report to Lifted’s managing director Angela Jain and will be based in Manchester’s MediaCityUK. Other Lifted creative directors include Tom Gould and Fiona Clark. The label, which is similar to ITV Studios’ non-scripted outfit MultiStory Media, has also been commissioned by ITV to make a pilot for hidden camera format Secret Gameshow, hosted by The Masked Singer UK presenter Joel Dommett. It features celebrities competing for bragging rights as
See full article at Deadline »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed