What We Do in the Shadows spinoff TV series Wellington Paranormal will be a supernatural detective show

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Dec 19, 2017

It's already been reported that the mundane vampire world of What We Do in the Shadows is officially expanding to include both a follow-up film and a spinoff TV series, but now we have more concrete info on what we'll be seeing in the first spin-off project in development from Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi and Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement.

In a new interview with Stuff, Clement revealed that the television series will be the first project to debut. Titled Wellington Paranormal, the show consists of six 30-minute episodes, and will revolve around characters that appeared in the original movie. Police detectives Mike Minogue and Karen O'Leary, who were hypnotized by Waititi's Viago in the film (as seen in the clip below), so as to not see blood or dead bodies, will take the lead roles in this series, which follows the duo as they hunt ghosts, werewolves, and other supernatural happenings.

 

Wellington Paranormal will also feature cameo appearances from other What We Do in the Shadows characters, including "one or two werewolves" and a vampire believed to be Nick (played by Cori Gonzalez-Macuer).

Producer Paul Yates said that the series is filmed "mockumentary"-style and in terms of tone embraces a combination of other successful supernatural television shows: "It's like Police Ten7 meets The X-Files."

Wellington Paranormal is set to air on New Zealand's TVNZ2 in mid-2018, though there are currently no reports of it being picked up by any U.S. distributors. And that's assuming there are no delays, which sounds like it might be an issue, considering the trouble they've already had on set.

“We had an incident with some zombies which got pretty tense there. So luckily they’re taken care of. A couple of crew members were turned into zombies – I think. It’s hard to tell sometimes," said Clement. 

(via io9)