It’s easy to get in a rut with day-to-day life, get focused on your routine, and lose sight of the big picture. Especially when that rut has been rolling along for over a century. Such is the case for the vampires in FX’s new comedy What We Do in the Shadows, which debuts tonight, March 27.
The mockumentary series chronicles the lives of three vampires living their nightly lives in Staten Island, mostly tolerating each other’s quirks like any group of long-time roommates. When their dark lord and master makes a surprise visit, the trio is reminded of their initial mission in New York—domination of the new world. But after being set in their ways for so long, are they even up to it?
What We Do in the Shadows is based on the 2014 cult movie of the same name by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok. Flight of the Conchords), which followed a similar group of vampires in their awkward adjustment to the 21st century in New Zealand. Clement and Waititi are back as producers and writers of the new series, and bring the same dry, often awkward situational humor to their new pack of blood-sucking fiends.
The FX series stars Kayvan Novak as Nandor The Relentless, an Ottoman Empire warrior and the trio’s self-appointed leader; Matt Berry as Lazlo, a mischievous and foppish British vampire; and Natasia Demetriou as the smart and seductive Nadia. Along with the three vampires are is live-in human, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén)—Nador’s tireless familiar—and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), a day-walking energy vampire who feasts on his fellow cubicle-mates’ energy.
Advance reviews have already garnered a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus that the show is “delightfully absurd and ridiculously fun.”
Check out the trailer to get a taste:
How to watch What We Do in the Shadows without cable
What We Do in the Shadows is produced and airing on the FX network, which is available through numerous cable-alternative streaming services (although not Philo). Below is a summary of our guide on How To Watch FX Network Online.
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Fubo TV and PlayStation Vue each have plans that include FX in the basic package, plus add-on options for premium channels and broader selections of networks that go up in price from there. Vue starts at $49.99 month, while FuboTV just increased their price to $54.99.
YouTube TV carries over 60 cable networks and is priced at $49.99 a month.
While Hulu has some FX programming on their general subscription model, current and new shows are like What We Do in the Shadows are mostly only available through Hulu Live TV upgrade, which also runs $44.99 a month.
AT&T NOW (Formerly DIRECTV NOW) offers more than 40 channels in their base package, including FX, and while the starting price of $50 a month seems steep, it includes HBO in that lineup, with other premiums as add-on options.
Rather purchase the season directly than stream a new service? Both iTunes and Amazon have teaser pages for the show, with iTunes listing a season pass for $16.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD)—although no per-episode price is listed as of this writing.
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