What We Do in the Shadows became a cult classic thanks to its unique blend of supernatural satire and quirky humor, but its story will soon reach its conclusion. FX decided to cancel the hit mockumentary comedy horror series with its upcoming sixth season.
What We Do in the Shadows was developed as a spin-off of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s 2014 film of the same name. It embraced the same vibe and focused on modern-day vampires, while completely shifting the setting and introducing new characters.
This series took us to New York City’s Staten Island, where vampires Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Leslie “Laszlo” Cravensworth (Matt Berry), Nadja of Antipaxos (Natasia Demetriou), and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) are relentlessly trying to live their best lives while dealing with the complexities of the modern world.
Harvey Guillén also starred as Nandor’s long-suffering human familiar Guillermo de la Cruz, while Kristen Schaal joined the series as The Guide, an envoy of the Vampiric Council who desperately seeks approval from other vampires.
What We Do in the Shadows originally premiered on FX in 2019, and it attracted a passionate fanbase in years to come. It was also embraced by the critics and received a total of 21 Emmy nominations over the years, including two for the outstanding comedy series