7 Ways 'What We Do in the Shadows' Improved After Moving to TV

Meaghan Darwish
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FX's What We Do in the Shadows continues to deliver laughs, finding new ways to expand the universe introduced in Season 1 while maintaining the quirky tone that was established when the show debuted in 2019.

The zany concept isn't as new and fresh as some viewers may think though, as the series is based on the 2014 film of the same title which starred Oscar-winner Taika Waititi as Viago, Jemaine Clement as Vladislav and Jonny Brugh as Deacon, a trio of vampire roommates living in New Zealand. Clement serves as the creator of FX's series and executive produces alongside Waititi on the show which focuses on a different set of roommates based out of New York City's lesser thought of borough — Staten Island.

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Despite utilizing a similar premise within the same universe, the TV show has made the most of its longer format, improving upon some of the film's (very few) shortcomings. Starring a highly talented cast of characters, Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Mark Proksch and Harvey Guillén haven't lost a step in their comedy routine.

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What We Do in the Shadows, 2014 (Credit:© The Orchard / Courtesy Everett Collection)

Below, we're taking a look at a some of the ways in which the show improved upon concepts introduced in the film. Beware of spoilers if you're not caught up on this delightfully strange series and keep an eye out for laughs when Season 3 arrives in the future.

What We Do in the Shadows, Seasons 1 and 2, Streaming now, FX on Hulu