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'What We Do in the Shadows' spinoff 'Wellington Paranormal' to end with upcoming fourth season

Say farewell to our favorite small-town sci-fi cops.

Wellington Paranormal

The cult hit sci-fi comedy Wellington Paranormal is coming to an end with its upcoming fourth season. The show, a spinoff of the vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, follows a small town police force as they deal with everything from aliens to demons.

Put simply: It’s even more of a comedy niche than What We Do in the Shadows, and just as funny in its own terrifyingly weird ways. Much like Peacemaker peeled off a corner of the DC Universe, this series has zeroed in on a fascinating little corner of the Shadows-verse.

The New Zealand comedy horror mockumentary has gained some international fandom, much like What We Do in the Shadows (which remains a hit original series at FX), and most recently came to the U.S. with linear airings on The CW and streaming on HBO Max. Promotion for the upcoming fourth season out of New Zealand also seems to confirm this next batch of episodes will be the final run of the series, with the marketing being billed as the “Final Season” in the New Zealand network teasers.

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Though the news is a bummer for fans, it’s also not a complete shock. Back in 2021, producer Jemaine Clement teased to Entertainment Weekly they were “pausing” on Wellington Paranormal and he wasn’t sure at the time if the series would ever resume and return for a fifth season. Now, it seems we have our answer. Of course, fans of that universe still have plenty to be excited about, as FX’s What We Do in the Shadows TV adaptation is still going strong.

It’s also worth noting co-creator Taiki Waititi is a bit busy these days with everything from Star Wars to Marvel movies and delightfully random acting gigs. So it makes some sense there’d be more than enough on his plate right now.

As for Wellington Paranormal, the final season begins airing this month in New Zealand, though details on the international airdates and streaming dates have not been announced. But with the show in the can, it stands to reason U.S. fans will get a chance to see these final cases soon enough.

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