What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 Details Teased at PaleyFest /Film – /FILM

Its been far too long since weve spent time with our new favorite vampires in FXs mockumentary series What We Do in the Shadows. Based on the film of the same name, the series follows a group of vampires living in the United States as they deal with the trials and tribulations of being bloodsuckers in the modern American world. With two seasons under its belt, the What We Do in the Shadows TV series has proven its every bit as good as the original movie, and its expanded the mythology of the series in an entertaining and creative way. But whats in store for What We do in the Shadows season 3?

The annual PaleyFest is unfolding in Los Angeles right now, celebrating the best TV shows on the air right now, and that includes a a tease of whats to come on the next season of the Emmy-nominated What We Do in the Shadows. Weve already heard that the third season will bring new creatures like gargoyles and hellhounds into the fray, but showrunner/executive producer Paul Simms and executive producer Stefani Robinson teased a returning character.

Series regulars Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), his Familiar-turned-vampire-hunter Guillermo de la Cruz (Harvey Guilln), fellow vampires Laszlo Cravensworth (Matt Berry) and his lover Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and energy vampire Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) are all coming back. But Simms says theyll be joined by a returning character who will be involved in a season-long arc. The showrunner only went so far as to say its not Nick Kroll as Simon the Devious, but it will be someone we all know and love.

My initial hope was that we might see Jemaine Clement returning to What We Do in the Shadows in a major capacity. It doesnt seem like hes super busy with anything else right now, and bringing him into the show would be a lot of fun. He previously appeared as part of the Vampiric Council along with Taika Waititi and Jonathan Brugh as What We Do in the Shadows movie characters Viago von Dorna Schmarten Scheden Heimburg and Deacon Brucke, and it would make sense if he had to check in with the Staten Island bloodsuckers after the events of the second season. It could just as easily be Brugh stopping in too, but its unlikely to be Waititi since hes very busy in production on Thor: Love & Thunder and will be working on that movie for awhile.

However, another potentially more interesting guess that would help expand the shows narrative would be the return of Beanie Feldstein as Jenna, a college LARPer who was initially lured to the vampire clan by Guillermo as a delicious virgin feast. But in the first season, Jenna ended up being transformed into a vampire by Nadja after she saw the young girl wasnt treated so well by her fellow students. Jenna was even learning how to hone her skills as a vampire, discovering she had the ability to become invisible. But we havent seen Jenna in quite some time, mostly because of Feldsteins movie schedule, and bringing her back has a lot of potential. Maybe shes even been around the whole time, just standing around being invisible.

Unfortunately, theres one character who we probably wont see making a comeback anytime soon. Even though fans loved the second season debut of Jackie Daytona, a separate human character who definitely isnt a disguise donned by vampire Laszlo Cravensworth, Simms and Robinson wont be going back to that well anytime soon. But it did give them the confidence to take the show in even more surprising new directions. Robinson said:

That episode gave us the opportunity to break format with all of the characters and push the show into new settings, formats, characters to explore what weve established. So not another Jackie Daytona adventure, but we have plans for theshow to go into completely different directions.

Simms and Robinson werent ready to reveal what those directions might be, but you can bet well be ready when the time comes. Sadly, well be waiting a long time before we get the third season. Production was intended to begin last month, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, production wont begin until sometime later this year, which means we probably wont see the show return until late in 2021 and possibly not until early 2022.

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