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What We Do In The Shadows Season 3 Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

In the aftermath of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's hit 2014 comedy movie What We Do in the Shadows, it seemed like the story of a group of nerdy, ancient vampires was put to rest ... that is, until the powers that be at FX decided to revive the film as a television series. With a new cast playing a group of vampires who share a house on New York's scenic Staten Island, the TV adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows maintains all the dry irreverence of its predecessor, and over the course of just two seasons, it's become one of the most critically-beloved comedies on television thanks to its clever writing, excellent central performances, and whip-smart sense of humor.

Filmed in a mockumentary style like The Office, What We Do in the Shadows focuses on four vampires — Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo Cravensworth (Matt Berry), Laszlo's wife Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and "energy vampire" Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) — and Nandor's enthusiastic familiar Guillermo de la Cruz (Harvey Guillén), all of whom share a house. Thankfully, the show has already been renewed for a third season after season 2 wrapped up in June of 2020. Here's everything we know about the third season of What We Do in the Shadows so far. Spoilers for the first two seasons to follow!

When will What We Do in the Shadows season 3 come out?

After FX officially ordered a third season of What We Do in the Shadows in May of 2020, fans have been wondering when that third season might premiere. Unfortunately, due to the continued coronavirus crisis keeping film sets and production shut down as the pandemic rages throughout different corners of the world, fans might have to wait a little longer than they typically would.

During this year's revised version of San Diego Comic-Con, ComicCon@Home, the cast and crew of What We Do in the Shadows came together to discuss their upcoming third season. Though they didn't give any specific dates, preferring to remain quiet about pretty much all salient details regarding the third season, we can glean certain things from context. TVLine, which reported on the panel, noted that the show typically films during the winters in Toronto, which would likely mean a mid-2021 release date if the show is allowed to resume filming in Canada. With that in mind, fans will have to keep their fingers crossed that production will be able to resume this winter.

Who will appear in What We Do in the Shadows season 3?

Judging from the ComicCon@Home panel, it's pretty clear that the core cast, including Novak, Berry, Demetriou, Proksch, and Guillén, will return. Beyond that, there aren't any specific details just yet, but if previous seasons of What We Do in the Shadows are any indication, there may be plenty of surprises in store where casting is concerned.

During season 1, when the four main vampires were required to appear in front of the Vampire Council, the Council itself was packed with huge guest stars, including Tilda Swinton, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Trejo, Wesley Snipes (over video chat), Paul Reubens, and Clement and Waititi, setting a pretty high standard for guest stars. Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein and The Sixth Sense's Haley Joel Osment — who hosted the ComicCon@Home panel — appeared in the first and second season as supporting players, respectively, and comedians like Nick Kroll, Vanessa Bayer, and Craig Robinson have popped up as well. Most memorably, Mark Hamill appeared in the season 2 episode "On the Run," which saw Lazlo adopt his memorable persona "Jackie Daytona" to hide from Hamill's ancient Jim the Vampire. No guest stars have been announced yet, but judging by the first two seasons, there could be some pretty exciting stars lined up for season 3.

What will happen in What We Do in the Shadows season 3?

After a second season finale that sees the house of vampires discover that Guillermo has recently become an expert vampire hunter, that issue will almost certainly be addressed. Other than that, most plot details are still up in the air, save for a few details revealed during the ComicCon@Home panel.

Despite initially saying, "We know what's going to happen, but we're not gonna tell you," executive producers Paul Simms and Stefani Robinson did reveal some tidbits. As Simms said during the panel, "If there's any preview we can give aboutseason 3, it's that [the roommates] all have something that they're searching for." This will obviously be different for each vampire; while Simms said Nandor may be "searching for love," Colin Robinson "still doesn't know how he became an energy vampire — he's just rolled with it all these years– so there might be a search that he goes on."

There might also be some animals joining the house in season 3. Besides Robinson mentioning "some creatures that live on edifices," which likely refers to gargoyles, Simms revealed, "The vampires do get a hellhound to protect them. That's all that I'm saying!"

The first two seasons of What We Do in the Shadows are currently streaming on Hulu now.