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Mockumentary series about three vampire roommates living on Staten Island. The vampires try to plan a lavish blood feast for a visit by their ancient master from the Old Country.

Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily - or rather, nightly - lives of four vampires who’ve 'lived' together for hundreds of years in Staten Island.

The self-appointed leader of the group is Nandor the Relentless, a great warrior and conqueror from the Ottoman Empire, who has taken the helm of the group despite many of his Old World tactics resulting in nothing. Then there’s the British vampire Laszlo – a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop, he might say. He’s a lover of mischief and a great soiree, but not as much as he loves seeing Nandor fail miserably in every attempt. And then there’s Nadja: the seductress, the temptress, the vampiric Bonnie to Laszlo’s Clyde. Her wisdom and provocative tales from times past allow us insight into the many ups and downs of living an immortal life.

Also cohabiting in the vampire household is Guillermo, Nandor’s familiar aka servant/protector during the daylight hours, who wants nothing more than to be made a real vampire just like his master. Also lurking about is Colin Robinson, an energy vampire and day-walker of sorts – he feasts on humans but not on their blood. A frequent visitor is Nadja’s new friend Jenna, a student at a nearby community college. She loves LARPing, boys and art history, and for some reason has been rather confused lately as to why it is she so ravenously craves the flesh of the living.

After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, Baron Afanas, the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over 100 years ago – total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.

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Sun 19 Apr 2020 23:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Laszlo Matt Berry
Nandor Kayvan Novak
Nadja Natasia Demetriou
Guillermo Harvey Guillén
Colin Robinson Mark Proksch
Jenna Beanie Feldstein
Baron Afanas Doug Jones
Jeff Suckler Jake McDorman
Jonathan Hayden Szeto
Baron's Familiar Gloria Laino
June Mary Gillis
Park Man Jamison Webb
Director Taika Waititi
Writer Jemaine Clement
Producer Joanne Toll

Broadcasts

  • Sun 19 May 2019 21:45
  • Sun 19 May 2019 23:45
  • Fri 24 May 2019 00:00
  • Sat 25 May 2019 01:25
  • Thu 6 Jun 2019 00:45
  • Sun 19 Apr 2020 23:15

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