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What We Do in the Shadows 

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A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who've lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island.

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Jemaine Clement
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3   2   1  
2021   2020   2019  
Top Rated TV #235 | Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kayvan Novak ...  Nandor 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Matt Berry ...  Laszlo Cravensworth 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Natasia Demetriou ...  Nadja 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Harvey Guillén ...  Guillermo de la Cruz 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Mark Proksch ...  Colin Robinson 20 episodes, 2019-2020
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A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who've lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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All of the main vampire characters, save for Colin Robinson, wear custom-made vampire fangs that clip into attachments on their teeth. This was done to ensure that traditional prosthetic fangs would not hinder their speech patterns or pronunciation of words. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: Directing (2020) See more »

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You're Dead
Written by Norma Tanega & Norma Phyllis Kutzer
Performed by Norma Tanega
[theme song; played during the show's opening credits]
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Better Than the Movie (which I also love)
23 June 2019 | by spriggs-leeSee all my reviews

What We Do in the Shadows follows a small group of vampires who live together on Staten Island and the adventures they wind up in.

The movie, which follows a different group in Wellington, New Zealand, is excellent and I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it before. If you love the movie, you will love the show! What makes the show better than the movie comes down to the episodic nature of television. The episodic format means plot-lines can begin and end more quickly than the movie, characters can be developed more and they can be thrown into a wider variety of crazy situations. The movie had great world-building but could only do so much with an 85 minute runtime, and the show furthers that simply from having more time.

The show would not work if Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, who wrote/directed/acted in the movie, were not onboard. They ensured that the tone, production design, shooting style, and humor were all on par with the film. Thank goodness season 2 is on the way!


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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