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What We Do In The Shadows' Showrunners Give Fans A Crucial Detail On What's To Come For Colin

Vampirism and the other supernatural entities in "What We Do In The Shadows" can come in many different forms, though most are related by one behavior — to feed on the living. Zombies eat brains, werewolves crave flesh, vampires need blood, and energy vampires feed on the psychic and emotional energy of mortals. How these immortal hunters survive in the modern day is the fulcrum of "What We Do In The Shadows" and provides much of the humor.

Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) is one of the aforementioned energy vampires, and he lives in the basement of the house shared between Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). Unlike his roommates, Colin feeds off of the psychic energy of humans, which he is able to extract by boring them in person or trolling them online. Whereas his vampire compatriots are forced to stick to the shadows, Colin works in an office, where he is able to feed with impunity by driving his coworkers slowly crazy. Most recently, it was determined that all energy vampires die on their 100th birthday, but instead of a true death, they are reborn in a similar style to that of a chestbuster from the "Alien" franchise, which means that a baby Colin burst forth the original Colin's chest. So what can "Team Colin" fans expect for the future of the beloved energy vampire?

Colin is up for a reset, according to the showrunners

In an interview with series co-showrunners Mark Proksch and Paul Simms with Collider, the subject of the day was Colin Robinson. Considering that Season 4 just finished, and we have seen plenty of Baby Colin, one question asked what's on the horizon for the character in Season 5. Proksch jokingly said, "I'm not supposed to say this, but he goes on and gets elderly, later in the season. No, I'm joking. I don't want to get all actor-ly, but there's a bit of a reset going on for him. As far as how I'm gonna play him this year, I'm not changing anything drastically. It'll probably be something only I notice, so it's probably not worth mentioning."

Simms then followed up by saying, "These vampires, including Colin Robinson, have lived for hundreds and hundreds of years and haven't really changed at all. They make little baby steps. Nandor learned nothing this season, from everything that he did." Despite the clever choice of words, it seems like both Proksch and Simms view the character, and by extension his roommates, as being exceptionally slow to change. This means that if you are a fan of Colin, you'll still be getting the shenanigans you've come to expect from the character. Chances are, Colin will be back to his normal form in the next season, considering that he has gone through some massive growth spurts. At the very least, we know that Proksch isn't doing anything different in his representation. Suppose that this is one of those scenarios where the more things change, the more they stay the same.