The creators and the main cast discuss the show and their characters in the special first look on What We Do in the Shadows!
Friday / March 08 / 2019
Austin Chronicle got to interview one of the cast of What We Do in the Shadows, Natasia Demetriou, who plays Nadja. There’s finally a mention on Jake’s character!
Demetriou plays Nadja as the perfect sex bomb. She swoons wistfully while daydreaming about lovers, and her carnal desires in the series are currently fueled not by her beau Laszlo, but by a human who looks exactly like a knight she accidentally killed in bed hundreds of years ago (played by Jake McDorman). One man she is not interested in (as of the moment) is Nandor. A soldier from the Ottoman Empire, he takes on a similar role to that of Waititi’s Vladislav in the feature film – delightfully eager and charming as he overdramatizes everything for the cameras. His big entrance involves his familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillen), shaking jazz hands in his direction as he (not so gracefully) emerges headfirst from his coffin.
Wednesday / February 06 / 2019
FX has released the full official trailer of the new vampire comedy series, What We Do in the Shadows, based on the feature film of the same name. The series will premiere on March 27th, 10 PM on FX! There’s no word on the character that Jake is playing though, but he will be a recurring guest star.
Saturday / February 02 / 2019
During the CBS panel on this year’s Television Critics Association’s winter tour, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl addressed the future of Murphy Brown, via Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy Brown likely didn’t perform the way you would have hoped. Looking back, is there anything you’d have done differently? Why do you think it didn’t find a larger audience?
No. It actually improved the time period from a year prior. I heard from people that they really enjoyed the show. [Creator] Diane English came to us and said this was the show she wanted to do and we let her do that show. I think she would agree with that. It was a very fun show to be involved with and it certainly remains in contention for next year.
I’d heard from sources that multiple people associated with the production wanted some sort of additional episode order beyond the initial 13 it was picked up for. But in success, had Murphy Brown delivered a Roseanne-like rating, would you have done a back order?
Diane and Warner Bros. TV came to us from minute one and said we’d like to do 13 episodes of the show — and only 13 episodes of the show. We understood we were doing 13 episodes of the show and planned it that way. There was really no talk of anything beyond that because that’s what we understood; that was the deal with the show when it came to us.
So even if it popped, you would not have ordered one, two or five more?
I stick with what I just said.
Would you want another 13 or a shorter order?
It depends. You get to May [upfronts] and you have to look at all the pieces in contention and piece together a new season. You have to try to make everything fit the schedule to the best of your ability.