You know about the vampires. Now it’s time to explore how regular people see the paranormal. Wellington Paranormal, a spinoff of What We Do In The Shadows, is headed to the US.
The horror mockumentary is based on the original WWDITS film by Jermain Clement and Taika Waititi. The series launched in New Zealand back in 2018. Now, Wellington Paranormal has been picked up by the CW and HBO Max.
The move marks the first time two WarnerMedia brands ever jointly acquired a show. The comedy will launch first on the CW this summer. Then, each episode will become available to stream on HBO Max the day after.
Wellington Paranormal follows the adventures of two incurious police officers. (The same two that appeared in the What We Do in the Shadows movie.) Officers O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue) are hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit. Under the supervision of Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu), they investigate supernatural occurrences that arise in the capital of New Zealand on a surprisingly regular basis.
Clement and Waititi created the series and serve as executive producers. The third season of Wellington Paranormal launched in New Zealand in February, so US audiences will be playing catch up on this one.
WWDITS also inspired an American series sharing the film’s title, which airs on FX.
So, will you tune in for Wellington Paranormal? Let us know in the comments. I’m a fan of all things Waititi, so I’ll be checking it out for sure.
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