The director of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, has been given the green light by FX to produce a pilot for a TV adaptation of his vampire movie What We Do in the Shadows, reports Variety.
Both Waititi and Jemaine Clement, who starred in the comedy Flight of the Conchords and the movie version of What We Do in the Shadows, are on board as executive producers, but both are also still hands-on with the pilot. Waititi is acting as director, while Clement is writing the show. Waititi also starred in the movie version, but there’s no word on whether the two would reprise those roles in the show.
There are no details of how the show will play out, but Waititi has speculated on the idea before, suggesting a TV show would be similar to the movie but take place in America. The movie took the form of a mockumentary about several vampires living together in a house in New Zealand. A sequel, We’re Wolves, was announced but it is unclear when it will begin production.
FX has not ordered a full series, only committing to a pilot so far. Still, after Waititi’s success with Thor: Ragnarok, it is no surprise that doors are being opened for him left and right. Chris Hemsworth has said that he and Waititi are tossing around ideas for Thor 4, even though Hemsworth’s Marvel contract has expired. If Thor 4 does come, hopefully Waititi reprises his role as Korg.