It’s easy to forget that FX’s wonderful award-winning comedy What We Do in the Shadows is actually the second TV show to spin-off from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s similarly titled 2004 movie. In fact, Wellington Paranormal, the New Zealand-made mockumentary series centring on the further adventures of Officers Minogue and O’Leary (first seen in the original film investigating the vampire household… before succumbing to mesmerism), debuted an entire year before we even met Colin Robinson and co!
A mystery equal to anything Minogue and O’Leary investigate over the course of Wellington Paranormal’s three seasons (they’ve now branched out into ghosts, witches, aliens and the like) is why the UK and US have yet to see the show. And while we can’t provide any answers to that particular conundrum, we can confirm that we now know the show will finally drop in the UK in its entirety on April 5th courtesy of Sky TV.
For those of you without Sky subs, the increasingly popular streaming service NowTV will also carry all 19-episodes made so far and is a damn sight cheaper and infinitely more manageable!
What We Do in the Shadows Season 3, meanwhile, is currently scheduled for later this year, but will likely miss its original summer slot due to COVID setbacks. With that show regularly crossing over with the original movie, it would be nice to see it do the same with Wellington Paranormal down the line. A ratings boost may mean that we won’t have to wait three years for Season 4!
For more details, read Sky’s press release here.
WELLINGTON PARANORMAL Season 1 – 3 are released on Sky and NowTV April 5th at 9pm.