Is What We Do in the Shadows coming back with more seasons? Continue reading to find out.
What We Do in the Shadows is an American mockumentary comedy horror television series which the series follows four vampire roommates in Staten Island, created by Jemaine Clement that premiered on March 27, 2019, on FX. If you’ve been wondering whether What We Do in the Shadows has been renewed or canceled for any more seasons, then you have reached the right place to know.
As we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series is set to debut. Here’s all we know about What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 and 6 so far.
Will there be a Season 5 and 6 of What We Do in the Shadows?
Yes, it is official that What We Do in the Shadows will be returning to your TV screens with not one but two seasons that are already renewed ahead of the fourth season premiere, which is set to make its debut on July 12, 2022.
The official renewal announcement was shared on the official Twitter handle of FX Networks on June 7, 2022, quoting, “Undead and ready to keep this party going. What We Do in the Shadows has been renewed for two more seasons.” Take a look at the post below:
Undead and ready to keep this party going. What We Do in the Shadows has been renewed for two more seasons. pic.twitter.com/EmyDeU1SKZ
— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) June 6, 2022
Jemaine Clement, the show creator, also confirmed the news by sharing the post for the series renewal on his official Twitter handle, quoting, “Fly my creatures of the night.”Take a look at the post below:
Fly my creatures of the night. https://t.co/22eCaiwWJT
— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) June 6, 2022
Why did the FX network renew What We Do in the Shadows for Season 5 and 6?
On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 94%, based on 71 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Delightfully absurd and ridiculously fun, What We Do in the Shadows expands on the film’s vampiric lore and finds fresh perspective in its charming, off-kilter cast to create a mockumentary series worth sinking your teeth into.”
Metacritic has a weighted average score of 80 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” According to IMDb, the series has an overall score of 8.6 out of 10 with 66k votes. It is evident that the series has been able to leave a fairly good impression on the critics and audience worldwide.
The response to the series speaks for itself. So, this does not come off as a surprise that FX networks will renew the series for more seasons as these factors make many major tv networks not lose any potential success from a long-running franchise any time soon.
According to Deadline, What We Do in the Shadows has received 10 Emmy Award nominations in its first two seasons, including one for Outstanding Comedy Series. Season 3 has received three Critics’ Choice Award nominations, including one for Best Comedy Series, and is presently eligible for Emmy consideration.
Moreover, Nick Grad, President of Original Programming at FX Entertainment, states, “There’s a lot of life left in our favorite vampires from Staten Island, and FX couldn’t be more thrilled to commit to two additional seasons of this phenomenal series,”
He further added, “What We Do in the Shadows excels on every level, from the brilliant cast and surprising guest stars to the producers, writers, directors, and crew. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy Season 4, knowing that the next two are on the way.”
Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the renewal
MY GOD pic.twitter.com/bIJUQXzKBx
— 🍓spinel🍓 (@zanyolive) June 6, 2022
what we do in the shadows season 4 isn't even out yet and fx renewed it for seasons 5 & 6 😭😭😭 they saw what the crew made and went Yeah. Yeah Yeah More of That. Don't Even Care About How Audience Receives It Just Make More
— eugene ^-^ (@geneslovee) June 6, 2022
Yesssssssssssssss this show is hands down the funniest show I've ever had the privilege to watch 😂
— 3starlogo (@3StarLogo) June 6, 2022
What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of the upcoming season is yet to be confirmed by the FX network as of June 13, 2022. But on the bright side, it is speculated that the upcoming season will not be delayed and can be released sooner than the viewers might be anticipating. But we would like to highlight that, just like in the previous seasons, the exact release dates can’t be speculated accurately.
Moreover, all the prior seasons have been released in different time schedules or different months of the year since the premiere of What We Do in the Shadows Season 1, which was released on March 27, 2019.
Followed by the second and third seasons, which were released on April 15, 2020, and September 2, 2021. So, it will be very difficult to get the exact release date this early as the fourth season of the series is not even released and is set to make its debut on July 12, 2022, with 10 episodes.
— What We Do In The Shadows (@theshadowsfx) June 6, 2022
But if we have to speculate, the viewers can expect What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 to release sometime in 2023, followed by Season 6 in the subsequent year 2024. As a result, FX Network will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.
What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 and 6 Plot
The basic premise followed by the series overall the last three seasons is, “What We Do in the Shadows recounts the lives of three traditional vampires, Nandor, Laszlo, and Nadja; Colin Robinson, an energy vampire; and Guillermo, Nandor’s familiar, in Staten Island, New York City, New York. The vampires interact with the modern world and other supernatural beings in this series.”
As, What We Do in the Shadows Season 4 is premiering next month on July 2, 2022. So, it is very early to guess the plot for seasons 5 and 6, which is expected to pick up the pilot episode from the finale of Season 4 just like the prior seasons of the series have done to connect the plots and avoid any major loopholes in the story as the premise evolves each chapter.
Hence, the fifth and sixth season are also expected to revolve around the story and expand the characters on these plotlines and expand the universe with major changes to experiment with the story that keeps the viewers intrigued to the series so that they tune in to see more seasons.
What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 and 6 Episodes
The precise number of episodes for What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 and 6 has not been revealed yet. The upcoming season is speculated to include 10 episodes which usually have a runtime of approx 30 minutes each. All the previous seasons had the same episode count; hence it is predicted that the upcoming installments will follow a similar pattern to be consistent with the plot and episode guide.
Hence, it will be exciting to see how the plot unfolds in the new episodes and how the story progresses further, which is ultimately dependent on the show writers about what they want to convey to the audience.
In the meantime, we suggest fans patiently wait and binge-watch previous seasons to recollect certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will release in the coming months about the series episode titles and dates for seasons 5 and 6 of What We Do in the Shadows. In the meantime, check out the episode guide for What We Do in the Shadows Season 4 below:
- S4E1: Reunited – July 12, 2022
- S4E2: The Lamp – July 12, 2022
- S4E3: The Grand Opening – July 19, 2022
- S4E4: The Night Market – July 26, 2022
- S4E5: TBA – August 2, 2022
- S4E6: TBA – August 9, 2022
- S4E7: TBA – August 16, 2022
- S4E8: TBA – August 23, 2022
- S4E9: TBA – August 30, 2022
- S4E10: TBA – September 6, 2022
More information about the episode titles and descriptions will be released in the coming days as the release date of each episode draws closer to release on the platform. Hence, we suggest the fans to wait for some time as more updates will be released by the network in the coming weeks.
Is there any trailer for What We Do In The Shadows Season 5 and 6?
No, because What We Do In The Shadows Season 4 has yet to make its debut on the streaming service. As a result, releasing a trailer or promo is way too early for the network for Seasons 5 and 6 as the prediction factor is also crucial to complete on time to create any material good enough for the trailer to be completed and released to the public.
The official promotional material will be released when the series’ premiere dates draw close. In the meantime, watch this exclusive official trailer for Season 4 below:
What happened in the finale episode of What We Do in the Shadows Season 3?
The concluding episode of What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 Episode 10 is titled The Portrait. The episode is directed by The Yana Gorskaya and written by Sam Johnson & Stefani Robinson & Paul Simms & Lauren Wells.
The episode was released on October 28, 2021, and was viewed by 0.375 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The housemates grieve the loss of one of their own, each of them reacting in their own significant ways.” Take a look at the official clip from the episode where Guillermo decides to show Nandor that he’s more than just a familiar.
In the finale episode, the viewers got to see that the vampires commission a group portrait of Nandor, Nadja, Laszlo, Guillermo, Nadja’s ghost, the Guide, the Baron, the Sire, and the hellhound as part of their mourning process for Colin Robinson. Guillermo tries to urge the vampires to work through their loss in a more healthy way, but Nandor instead decides to leave Staten Island and tour the world in search of a new beginning.
Guillermo seeks assistance from Nadja, but she reveals that she now has her own problem: she has received an invitation from Viago to move to London and join the Supreme Vampiric Council, but she believes that she will be unable to do so because Laszlo has vowed never to return to England after being expelled from the prestigious Sherwood Club.
Laszlo reveals that he refuses to return to England because he was expelled from the Sherwood Club for falling in love with Nadja, despite her perceived low social standing; however, he changes his mind after learning that Nadja could join the Supreme Vampiric Council, putting them at the top of the social hierarchy. Guillermo is distraught and confronts Nandor violently, resulting in a fight. Nandor confesses that this was a test and offers to accompany Guillermo on his journey and turn him into a vampire once they arrive at Nandor’s ancestral homeland.
Guillermo gladly accepts the offer and assists the vampires in packing their possessions. As Nadja and Laszlo prepare to board a ship bound for England, Nadja is safely sealed in her coffin for the journey, but Laszlo unexpectedly locks Guillermo in his coffin rather than entering it himself.
Nandor waits for Guillermo at the railway station, but when he doesn’t show up, he’s forced to go alone while Guillermo and Nadja are loaded aboard the ship destined for London. In a letter to Nadja, Laszlo says that he must remain on Staten Island for the time being since a baby boy who looks like Colin Robinson has burst out of Colin Robinson’s body.
While it’s difficult to predict the exact plotline for the upcoming season this early, it’s been speculated that the new season will take up where the last episode left off in terms of characters and stories for the future season, starting with this precise moment in the final episode to pick up any potential cliffhangers to enlighten the interest of the viewers to see how these people will deal with new found scenarios.
What We Do in the Shadows Cast
The original cast members are expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter. Moreover, the network has yet to make any new casting announcements as of June 13, 2022.
The list of the prominent characters of the series is as follows:
- Kayvan Novak as Nandor the Relentless
- Matt Berry as Leslie “Laszlo” Cravensworth
- Natasia Demetriou as Nadja of Antipaxos
- Harvey Guillén as Guillermo de la Cruz
- Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson
The recurring cast members of the series are as follows:
- Anthony Atamanuik as Sean
- Beanie Feldstein as Jenna
- Doug Jones as Baron Afanas
- Nick Kroll as Simon the Devious
- Jake McDorman as Jeff Suckler
- Veronika Slowikowska as Shanice
- Kristen Schaal as The Guide
- Marissa Jaret Winokur as Charmaine
We recommend that fans wait patiently for these developments, as the network will notify fans and if any additional cast members join the upcoming season as the viewers will be presented with character descriptions to understand the dynamics better and explore those individuals more in the following season.
Where to stream What We Do In The Shadows?
What We Do In The Shadows Season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 10 PM EST on FX. Right now, you can watch all the previous seasons on Hulu Plus.
Moreover, the viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users.
What We Do in the Shadows Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series, according to FX Network, states, “What We Do in the Shadows follows four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. In Season 3, the vampires are elevated to a new level of power and will encounter the vampire from which all vampires have descended, a tempting Siren, gargoyles, werewolf kickball, and Atlantic City casinos, wellness cults, ex-girlfriends, gyms, and supernatural curiosities galore.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more What We Do In The Shadows Season 5 and 6 updates.