6 Reasons to watch ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

We are obsessed with the FX vampire comedy series “What We Do in the Shadows.” After a long year of waiting for the upcoming fourth season of the hit show, we finally have a release date.

July 12 is officially Gay Vampire Day in the United States. The show will first air on FX, and stream the next day on Hulu.

To make the news even better, the show has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season. We are beyond excited to keep watching the show, but if you haven’t started yet, here are all the reasons why you should watch “What We Do in the Shadows.”

What We Do in the Shadows

“What We Do in the Shadows” will have its season four debut July 12. The vampires (from left to right: Matt Berry as Laszlo, Natasia Demetriou as Nadja, Harvey Guillén as Guillermo, Kayvan Novak as Nandor, Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson) have fun during “The Escape” episode in season three. Photo: Russ Martin/FX

The whole cast

The show has one of the best ensemble casts in all of television. It stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Mark Proksch, and Harvey Guillén. Doug Jones and Kristen Schaal also appear, as well as guest stars like Beanie Feldstein, Nick Kroll, Dave Bautista, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Wesley Snipes, and Danny Trejo. Of course, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Jonathan Brugh also reprise their roles as the vampires from the original movie.

Harvey Guillén as Guillermo

Our favorite character has to be the vampires’ familiar-turned-bodyguard Gulliermo. He’s played by out actor Harvey Guillén in what’s definitely an Emmy-worthy performance. Guillén is the heart of the series and is a delight to watch every single episode, whether he’s showing off his fighting skills, being hilarious as a familiar, or being heroic as a bodyguard.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ characters Guillermo & Nandor are the gay couple we want to see

The vampires

All three of the main vampires on the show are hilarious, and all three are also queer. Lazlo and Nadja (Matt Berry and Natasia Demetriou) play a couple of vampire lovers who have been together for over 100 years. But that doesn’t stop them from sleeping with other people of all sorts of genders. With Nandor (Kayvan Novak) developing feelings for his familiar, and stating that he’s had gay sex before, we’ve got one gay ass coven.


Did you know that “What We Do in the Shadows” also has an all-time great slow burn romance? And that it’s also gay? In the first season of the show, we’re introduced to Guillermo, the docile and self-conscious familiar who works for the vampires, and specifically for Nandor. His goal is to one day be bitten by Nandor so he can reach his lifelong dream of becoming a vampire.

In the next two seasons, Guillermo finds out he’s descended from the famous vampire hunter Van Helsing, has incredible skills, and is much more capable than he ever thought.

As his confidence builds, so does his relationship with Nandor, and by the third season, it’s clear that the two have strong feelings for each other. Even the vampires’ neighbors think Guillermo and Nandor are a couple.

The last season ended with Nandor and Guillermo planning a trip together, but Guillermo being tricked and nailed into a coffin instead. According to reports, in the upcoming season Nandor gets engaged, leaving Guillermo feeling pushed aside and jealous.

Lazlo and Nadja

Talk about a power couple. These hedonistic vampires are in love with each other, but also find plenty of time to give in to whatever other carnal desires they have. We love to see a Pan4Pan couple thriving on TV.

Taika Waititi

If you’re not already on board, you should know that the show is executive produced by Clement, Waititi, and a group of others. Waititi is one of the hottest writers, directors, actors, and producers in Hollywood, having won an Oscar for writing “Jojo Rabbit”, a Grammy for the soundtrack to that film, and being nominated for Emmys for producing “What We Do in the Shadows” and his voice performance in “The Mandalorian.”

He’s also a producer and star on the best show of the year, “Our Flag Means Death,” where he plays the famous pirate Blackbeard. The show is essentially a romantic comedy between Blackbeard and another pirate, the former high society gentleman, Stede Bonnet. Waititi is also the writer and producer of the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which is supposedly going to feature a queer romance for Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie.

This article originally appeared on Out.com, and is shared here as part of an LGBTQ+ community exchange between Q Voice News and Pride Media.

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