What We Do in the Shadows, The queer-themed vampire show that broke new ground for LGBTQ+ representation, will come to an end after six seasons of Staten Island shenanigans.
On Tuesday, a source from FX confirmed to Vulture that when the beloved vampire mockumentary series resumes production in January, it will be for the last time. Based on the 2014 movie written and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows follows a group of vampires living in a crumbling New York City mansion: Nandor, Laszlo, Nadja, and the “energy vampire” Colin, as well as Nandor’s familiar Guillermo, memorably played by queer actor Harvey Guillén.
Premiering in 2019, the show quickly earned a following with hilarious fish-out-of-water-antics and, of course, Matt Berry’s unforgettable line readings. LGBTQ+ fans were particularly enraptured by the queerness of What We Do in the Shadows, which advanced from subtext to full-on text over the years. In the show’s fourth season, Guillermo came out as gay, not to mention even more titillating recent developments like the, ahem Bi-Annual Vampire Orgy.