After six seasons of hilarious vampire antics and supernatural mishaps, What We Do in the Shadows is finally reaching its curtain call. The acclaimed mockumentary comedy horror series will end its run at FX with its upcoming sixth season.
Like Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s film that it’s based on, What We Do in the Shadow follows a group of centuries-old vampires who are hilariously trying to navigate the complexities of life in the modern world.
The main difference is that the spin-off series shifted the setting to Staten Island, New York, and centered on vampire roommates Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Leslie “Laszlo” Cravensworth (Matt Berry), Nadja of Antipaxos (Natasia Demetriou), and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch).
FX didn’t give a reason for the show’s cancelation, but its ratings have significantly slipped during the latest season. Season 5 premiere was down 35% in total viewers on FX and struggled to maintain the audience, but the show’ most likely attracted more viewers on Hulu.
What We Do in the Shadows impressed fans and critics alike after premiering on FX in 2019. The witty writing and stellar ensemble cast helped it become a cult classic and attract 21 Emmy nominations, including two for the outstanding comedy series.