Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi hasn’t had time to finish basking in the success of his outing with Marvel Studios, but it looks like he has yet another reason to celebrate.
According to Variety, FX is moving forward with a What We Do in the Shadows TV series, which is inspired by the 2014 film from Waititi and Jemaine Clement. The pair of writers, stars, and directors will serve as executive producers of the project. Clement will also be working as a writer on the series, and Waititi as a director.
What We Do in the Shadows was a fun mockumentary that chronicled the lives of vampires living in Wellington. The film went on to great success on the festival circuit, and it also gained a cult following. The movie has since received more recognition since Waititi landed his gig over at Marvel Studios.
Can the TV show capture the same essence of that original film, and can it do so in a way that will garner the attention it needs to stay on the air at FX? I think it’s possible, but do wonder if the whole mockumentary angle will feel a bit forced and derivative at this point. That being said, so long as the jokes land, it could still become a huge success on the strengths of its writing alone.
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