Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows has spawned quite a franchise: Not only is there a cinematic spin-off planned for the polite lycanthropes led by Rhys Darby in the original, but the collaborators have also been working on two TV adaptations. Now Clement, who’s since become a series regular on FX’s Legion, says those two projects are well on their way to our screens.
Speaking with reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour today, Clement said that filming on Wellington Paranormal, which focuses on the two bumbling cops from the 2014 film, has already wrapped: “It was really fun—tiring because we’d start in the afternoon then wrap 12 hours later, so a month of that was quite hard.” And that six-episode season, which doesn’t have a firm premiere date yet but will air on New Zealand’s TVNZ 2, probably won’t be the only dim-witted but well-meaning paranormal investigators’ only outing. “There’s a chance for more [seasons],” Clement said.
When The A.V. Club asked about the potential American spin-off that was recently teased, Clement said he’d already written the pilot, but would not appear on camera. The actor also said that Waititi already has an outlet or network in mind for the series, which will center on another documentary crew that stumbles upon a group of vampires.
Clement also talked about getting the band back together and touring with Bret McKenzie once more as “New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody band.” A Flight Of The Conchords reunion is possible, but for now, Clement is just trying to get accustomed to playing his instruments again (including that flute).