Published Sep 30, 2016While Taika Waititi is still basking in the glow of his new Hunt for the Wilderpeople and getting ready to unleash Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, the New Zealand director will look back to the past for his next project. More specifically, Waititi is set to revisit his beloved film with Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement, What We Do in the Shadows, which is now getting its own television spinoff.
As The Hollywood Reporter reports, Waititi and Clement are returning to their hilarious 2014 vampire mockumentary for the new TV series Paranormal Event Response Unit. For the comedy TV series, though, the pair will not be reviving their vampiric roles but instead playing bumbling police officers Karen and Mike — characters they also played in What We Do in the Shadows — as they attempt to keep the people of Wellington, New Zealand, safe from mythical beasts.
The upcoming show was awarded a grant from NZ on Air to get it off the ground, with the series to include six 30-minute episodes, which will screen on New Zealand channel TVNZ 2.
"Comedy is serious business and notoriously hard to get right. We are delighted that Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are bringing their talents to smaller screens," NZ on Air head Jane Wrightson said in a statement.
As of yet, Paranormal Event Response Unit has no firm air date in either New Zealand or here in North America. Thor: Ragnarok, however, is set to arrive in theatres on November 3.