Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s comedy about vampires having a hard time adjusting to modern life has been translated into a series for FX. The latest look at the new characters will make you smile.
The US may not be getting Wellington Paranormal just yet, but we are getting a new series on FX with more vampire hijinks. Clement and Waititi are producing, and they directed the pilot episode. That episode was screened exclusively at last year’s New York Comic-Con for a select few under embargo – the limited word that came out was that the pair have been able to recreate the magic of the movie.
No exact release date has been set, but it’s set to air sometime in March. Here’s the latest preview…
Much like the movie, the series follows three vampires who live together: Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) — the former two are husband and wife. Also living with them is a fourth vampire named Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), who’s an “energy vampire.” Instead of blood, he sucks the energy out of his victims by boring them to death with mundane anecdotes and bad jokes. The office is his feeding ground, but his powers also work on his vampire roomies. The main action is put into motion when our central three vampires receive notice that an ancient leader vampire named the Baron is coming to pay them a visit from abroad, purportedly to see how conquering America is going.
I’m really looking forward to this. The movie was great, and the previews so far have been brilliant.