With Kiwi director Taika Waititi currently in the midst of directing his first studio blockbuster, Thor: Ragnorok, some fans are no doubt concerned that his plans for a sequel to the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows may fall by the wayside. Earlier this month he told IGN that it was definitely still happening but that it could take a couple of years just for him and Jemaine Clement to finish the script. Fortunately this week we have another surprising update revealing that there are even more What We Do in the Shadows-related laughs on the way. A TV spin-off based on the movie is in development and could see the light of day even sooner. Hit the jump for more details.
According to THR, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement are developing a procedural comedy series called Paranormal Event Response Unit, which would act as a spin-off set in the world of What We Do in the Shadows. The show would revolve around Wellington police officers Karen and Mike (played by Karen O’Leary and Mike Minogue in the movie) who are tasked with keeping residents safe from various supernatural creatures. They have obtained funding for six 30-minute episodes, which will be broadcast on New Zealand’s TVNZ 2.
Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement are no strangers to TV, having worked together on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Waititi also directed several episodes of The Inbetweeners and a New Zealand TV series called Super City. The sequel to What We Do in the Shadows is supposedly going to be called We’re Wolves and will focus on the werewolf contingent. Are you looking forward to Paranormal Event Response Unit?