9:15am PT by Emma Dibdin
How FX's ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Bleeds Comedy From Vampire Canon
Five years after the release of their acclaimed vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi have expanded the film’s satirical world into a spinoff series for FX, which features an entirely new cast of co-habiting vampires and transplants the action from New Zealand to New York.
Over the course of its 10-episode season, the show riffs on iconic vampire canon from Anne Rice to Twilight. Much of its humor emerges from the juxtaposition between the characters’ lofty view of themselves as part of this classic vampire tradition and the sitcom tone of their actual humdrum lives n Staten Island.