FX released a trailer for season 2 of What We Do in the Shadows, which features the full cast returning along with a few surprise guests. The series is based on a film of the same name written by Jermaine Clement (Legion) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and follows four vampire roommates living in present-day New York City. Waititi and Clement also starred in the film, but take executive producer roles in the series, which tells the story of four different vampires: Nandor the Relentless, Laszlo Cravensworth, his wife Nadja, and Colin, an energy vampire. Living with them is their human manservant, the lovable Guillermo.
A trailer for season 2 was released on YouTube teasing new problems and powers for the unruly undead heroes. The big reveal at the end of season 1 was that Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) is a direct descendent of Abraham Van Helsing (a famous vampire hunter created by Bram Stoker for his 1897 novel, Dracula). Obviously a history of vampire hunting ends up being a big moral dilemma for a guy serving the dark whims of four vampires. The trailer hints at Guillermo uncovering more about his famous lineage, but also reveals he’s still dedicated to his bloodsucking masters.
Nick Kroll pops up briefly, to reprise Simon The Devious, a character introduced in the first season. Craig Robinson joins the series as the leader of a team of amateur vampire hunters. Haley Joel Osment and Mark Hamill are also confirmed to guest star. Season 1 featured a bevy of amazing guest stars, so hopefully, season 2 will continue that trend.
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Mark Proksch return as Nandor, Laszlo, Nadja, and Colin. Season 1 recurring guests included Doug Jones, Beanie Feldstein, and Jake McDorman. Plus special appearances by Kroll, Kristen Schall, Dave Bautista, Tilda Swinton, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Trejo, Wesley Snipes, and more. What We Do in the Shadows returns to FX on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
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