Kayvan Novak (left), Harvey Guillen (centre) and Matt Berry in a scene from What We Do In the Shadows. The series, premiering on Wednesday on FX, is based on the 2014 cult-hit movie from New Zealand. Photo: John P. Johnson/FX/AP
Kayvan Novak (left), Harvey Guillen (centre) and Matt Berry in a scene from What We Do In the Shadows. The series, premiering on Wednesday on FX, is based on the 2014 cult-hit movie from New Zealand. Photo: John P. Johnson/FX/AP

How What We Do in the Shadows went from cult film to one of the funniest new TV series

  • Comic mockumentary about hapless vampires in gothic outfits who have trouble adapting to life in 21st-century New York is as brilliant as 2014 film it is based on
  • Blessed with wonderful timing and chemistry, and the same absurdist, profane humour, series will please hardcore fans of the film, its creators believe

Kayvan Novak (left), Harvey Guillen (centre) and Matt Berry in a scene from What We Do In the Shadows. The series, premiering on Wednesday on FX, is based on the 2014 cult-hit movie from New Zealand. Photo: John P. Johnson/FX/AP
Kayvan Novak (left), Harvey Guillen (centre) and Matt Berry in a scene from What We Do In the Shadows. The series, premiering on Wednesday on FX, is based on the 2014 cult-hit movie from New Zealand. Photo: John P. Johnson/FX/AP
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