‘What We Do In The Shadows’ goes global with season 3 finale

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Alexandra Nita

The Ticker

Tarrell McCall

FX’s vampire TV mockumentary series is set to once again go global thanks to its season three finale.

Though adapted from and taking place within the same world, the show “What We Do In The Shadows” is not to be confused with the 2014 film of the same name.

It is a mockumentary comedy set in Staten Island following the eternal lives of vampires Laszlo Cravensworth, Nadja of Antipaxos, Collin Robinson the Energy Vampire and Nandor the Relentless and his slave-like familiar Guillermo de la Cruz.

Like the original film, the series dives into the fantasy of the existence of different mystical entities and what their lives would look like in today’s world. Shot in a documentary style similar to the BBC’s series, “The Office,” the comedy takes risks to ensure that various audiences can adequately see and understand the world they have created.

Executively produced by the film’s creators Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement, the show is enjoying a run of critical acclaim, having received several Emmy nominations and worldwide recognition.

With a fourth season confirmed before the third season’s premiere on Sept. 2, the latest season is set to take “What We Do In The Shadows” to a whole new level.

Having lived for hundreds of years, the show’s vampires have lived through several significant events in history and have taken up several professions, and have known some of the biggest names.

What makes this show stand out is its attempt to take the horrifying and make it loveable and relatable. It humanizes those who used to be human. Vampires bite the neck of their victims and kill them to drink their blood, but the way creator Clement and his writers’ room present it, the audience understands that it is a necessity to survive.

Despite living for decades and residing in a house on Staten Island, they have done nothing with their lives. As a result, the vampires have trouble doing simple tasks like cleaning and writing, which have become recurring jokes on the show.

However, the show takes a turn and shows that all of that is about to change.The season three finale saw Cravensworth, Nadja and Nandor go their separate ways and leave the house they called home. They are no longer wasting their eternal lives in a house in Staten Island, and the writer’s room is no longer subjected to the same jokes that started to wear off during the third season.

Season four is sure to bring in new jokes and challenges for the writers, but above all, it brings in a much-needed breath of air that Waititi and Clement first breathed into the vampire lore in 2014.