What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 Guest Stars

Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s vampire comedy What We Do In the Shadows became a hit FX series last year. It’s back for a second season and FX presented a panel for the Television Critics Association to preview it. Cast members Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen and Mark Proksch were on the panel with Clement and executive producer/writer Stefani Robinson.

They revealed what’s coming up for each of the characters, including big guest stars like Mark Hamill and season 1 characters who could no longer appear. What We Do In the Shadows returns April 15 on FX.

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The 15 Funniest Movies of the Decade

Funniest Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

When considering the best in cinema, it can be easy to overlook the movies that go out of their way to make us crack up. For whatever reason, comedy never seems as significant or important as comedy. But if we didn’t laugh, there’d be nothing to pick us up from those sad moments. So as part of our look back at the decade that was 2010 through 2019, I wanted to make sure we singled out the funniest movies of the year. No, I’m not just picking the best comedies, because sometimes the funniest movies can’t be so simply classified in a single genre like that. Instead, I wanted to pick the movies that made us laugh the hardest, most frequently, and most consistently. Without further adieu, let’s get into the Top 15 Funniest Movies of the Decade. Read More »

Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

Ethan Anderton's Top 10 Best Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

The 2010s will mark the decade when cinema as we know it started changing drastically. The movies themselves aren’t really changing, but the manner in which we get to see them is in the middle of a drastic overhaul. In some ways, it’s easier than ever to watch a movie. But along with that, it’s also gotten harder for movies to find their audience, let alone get made. Even so, the 2010s were full of movies that will stick with us for years to come, and below you can find my own top ten movies of the decade. Read More »

the crown season 3 teaser

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Sarah Silverman strikes a deal for a late-night series pilot and stand-up comedy special with HBO.
  • Heather Graham joins The Stand.
  • What We Do in the Shadows season 2 has started production.
  • Stephen Colbert will host The Late Show until at least 2023.
  • Kurt Sutter has bee fired for being a jerk.
  • There will be a dramatic TV series based on Clueless for some reason.
  • A TV adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical will air on Nickelodeon.
  • The Crown season 3 now has a regal poster.
  • Bless the Harts renewed for a second season.
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has also been renewed for a second season.

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/Filmcast Ep. 524 – Yesterday

Yesterday Review

David, Devindra, and Jeff review the film Yesterday, a love letter to The Beatles. Is it worth running out to see Yesterday today, or could it wait ’til tomorrow? Also tune in to hear why the Netflix show Awake: The Million Dollar Game is the ultimate embodiment of late stage capitalism.

Check out Jeff Cannata’s D&D show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets. Subscribe to David’s Youtube channel at Davechensky.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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What We Do in the Shadows

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 »

What We Do in the Shadows season 2

Are you ready to sink your teeth into What We Do in the Shadows season 2? The vampire mockumentary comedy series has just received a second season order from FX, with one of the network’s presidents of original programming saying that the TV spin-off of Taika Waititi‘s 2014 movie has “more than delivered on the high expectations of Shadows fans”. Read more about the renewal below. Read More »

What We Do in the Shadows Showrunner Interview

What We Do In the Shadows was a funny vampire comedy that Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement made in New Zealand, but it made a splash worldwide. They hooked up with Flight of the Conchords writer/producer Paul Simms to bring the series to American television. Now, FX’s What We Do In The Shows introduces a new house of vampires living in New York. The series maintains the film’s mockumentary style, which makes What We Do In The Shadows a spoof of reality TV as well as vampire lore.

Simms spoke with /Film by phone out of Austin, where he was about to premiere the first episodes of the series at SXSW. What We Do In The Shadows premieres March 27 on FX.

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What We Do in the Shadows TV Show Review

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 »

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At a Television Critics Association presentation, FX held a panel for the network’s TV adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows, and creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, showrunner Paul Simms, and the cast of all new vampire characters were there. In a clip, they introduced the show’s newest form of vampire: an energy vampire. Colin Robinson (Mark Proksh) sucks people’s energy through boring conversation or annoying distractions, and the show treats this as a facet of vampire mythology (we got a glimpse of this in the brand new trailer as well). Learn more details about the upcoming comedy below. Read More »