Posted on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 by Fred Topel
The list of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels kept growing from two sequels to form a trilogy, and now we’re dealing with a total of five films in the franchise when all is said and done. Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement was announced to be in an unknown number of the Avatar sequels as a marine biologist named Dr. Ian Garvin. So while the actor appeared at the Television Critics Association panel for the FX series What We Do In the Shadows, we had to ask him about working on the Avatar franchise.
In our interview with Clement, the actor clarified which Avatar sequels he’s actually in, including what some of his scenes involved, and the status of any more Flight of the Conchords music. Read More »
Jemaine Clement is the latest in a long string of actors who have been announced to join the Avatar sequels. But the New Zealand-born actor is seemingly the first all-out comedian to join the sprawling cast, suggesting the multiple sequels to James Cameron‘s 2009 sci-fi mega-hit could be gaining a sense of humor. But that’s down to what kind of character Clement is playing.
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Have you been watching the What We Do in the Shadows series on FX? If not, then last night you missed out on an incredible assembly of cameos from celebrities who have played famous vampires over the years, including Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Jonathan Brugh as the original trio of vampires from the mockumentary film that inspired the series. But they’re not even the biggest names who make an appearance. Find out all about the What We Do in the Shadows cameos below. Read More »
Entire television series shouldn’t be critiqued on pilots alone, but that’s all What We Do In The Shadows had to offer eager South By Southwest victims (aside from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s uproarious improv introduction). Episodics often require a few inaugural chapters before hitting momentum strides, and pilots bare the weight of hypnotizing audiences while establishing tonality to come. In this bubble, FX’s new take on What We Do In The Shadows transplants the same approach, expressionism, and aesthetic of Waititi and Clement’s effortlessly entertaining “vampire world-shattering documentary” from New Zealand to Staten Island.
“Documentary” in quotations because, you know, *if* it were real (which Waititi and Clement both insisted). Read More »
After teasing us for months with brief character TV spots, FX has released the official What We Do in the Shadows trailer for the vampire mockumentary series. The first trailer also unveils the official March premiere date for the series while giving us a thorough introduction of all the vampire roommates at the center of the highly anticipated series.
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What We Do in the Shadows is one of the best comedies of the decade. The mockumentary released back in 2014 followed Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, and Jonny Brugh, as a group of longtime vampire roommates who recruit Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as a new bloodsucker into their crew. Now the basic premise for the comedy is being turned into a comedy series on FX and a new teaser has announced the show’s arrival this spring.
Find out the What We Do in the Shadows series release date below. Read More »
Flight of the Conchords ended all too soon with its final second season back in 2009, and fans have been hoping for some kind of revival during this ongoing period of Peak TV that has seen plenty of previously concluded shows brought back from the dead. They’re getting their wish next month with Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie reuniting for a concert special on HBO next month. And to help promote their return, New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk duo appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to debut a new song. Read More »
It’s finally business time again.
You might remember back in January when news broke that Flight of the Conchords would be coming back to HBO. The titular New Zealand folk music and comedy duo portrayed by Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have been on tour, and part of that tour was going to include a live concert special that would air on the cable network in May. However, the tour was postponed a bit when McKenzie sustained a hand injury, so the special was pushed back too. But now everything is on schedule, and HBO has announced the live special is coming in October with the perfect teaser. Read More »
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The clueless cops from What We Do in the Shadows have their own TV series now: Wellington Paranormal. The series hails from Shadows creators and stars Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, and is set to hit New Zealand TV next month. No U.S. home for the show has been announced yet, and I need that to change immediately. Watch the Wellington Paranormal trailer below.
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A What We Do In the Shadows TV series is officially happening now, so it’s time to celebrate. FX has gone ahead and given a series order to a new show based on the 2014 vampire mockumentary. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, who directed the film, will serve as co-creators and executive producers on the series.
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