What We Do in the Shadows season 5 gets July premiere date

FX has announced a July premiere date for season 5 of their vampire comedy series What We Do in the Shadows


Looking back over the premiere dates of the previous four seasons of the FX vampire comedy series What We Do in the Shadows gives the impression that you never know when a new season of this show is going to pop up. Seasons have premiered in March, April, September, and July. Now, for the first time, we’re getting a repeat premiere month. FX has announced that What We Do in the Shadows season 5 is set to premiere on July 13th – one year and one day after the season 4 premiere.

Episodes will be available to watch on the Hulu streaming service the day after they air on FX.

A spin-off from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s horror-comedy mockumentary film of the same title, What We Do in the Shadows centers on three vampires who live together: Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) — the former two are husband and wife. Also living with them is a fourth vampire named Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), who’s an “energy vampire.” Instead of blood, he sucks the energy out of his victims by boring them to death with mundane anecdotes and bad jokes. The office is his feeding ground, but his powers also work on his vampire roomies.

Here’s what we going on in season 4 of the show: The vampires return to Staten Island to find their mansion on the verge of total structural collapse — and with no money to repair it. While Nandor’s eternal search for love finally yields results, Nadja finally realizes her dream of opening the hottest vampire nightclub in the Tri-State Area. Laszlo struggles with the question of nature versus nurture as he tries raising Baby Colin to be anything other than an energy vampire. And even Guillermo finds himself on a powerful emotional track that touches on his love for his family, and for others.

What We Do in the Shadows is executive produced by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Paul Simms, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Garrett Basch.

If you’re a super fan of What We Do in the Shadows, you’ll be glad to hear that you won’t have to worry about the fate of the show after season 5, because FX has already ordered a sixth season.

Are you a super fan of What We Do in the Shadows, and will you be tuning in for the season 5 premiere in July? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Source: FX

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