Renewed or cancelled – will there be a What We Do in the Shadows Season 5?

August 22, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the possibility of What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 and its renewed or canceled status. It may contain spoilers for previous seasons. 


The acclaimed mockumentary comedy-horror series What We Do in the Shadows has been a pretty big hit with fans and critics alike since its debut in 2019. Thanks in large part to the involvement of Taika Waititi, who had made a more mainstream name for himself after the success of Thor: Ragnarok, the series had more visibility. Based on his same-titled 2014 film created alongside Jermaine Clement, What We Do in the Shadows was an immediate and lasting hit, currently enjoying its fourth season.

But what about the show’s future? Well, here’s everything we know.

Renewed or canceled status – Will there be a What We Do in the Shadows Season 5?

Status: Renewed

Good news, fans — not only has What We Do in the Shadows been renewed for a fifth season, but also for a sixth. The announcement came in June, so there was no suspense for long-time viewers of the show. The vampire mockumentary isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

This should come as no surprise, since the show has been immensely popular since its debut, managing to please both fans and critics alike, which is a rare accomplishment. Ratings have been steady, it airs on the stable FX channel, and has enough name value at this point to be marketable simply on its own terms. FX clearly saw a future-proof hit here, and odds are they made a smart decision.

What is What We Do in the Shadows?

The general premise, per Wikipedia, is as follows:

Set primarily in Staten Island, New York City, New York, What We Do in the Shadows follows the lives of three traditional vampires, Nandor, Laszlo, and Nadja; Colin Robinson, an energy vampire; and Guillermo, Nandor’s familiar. The series revolves around the vampires interacting with the modern world and other supernatural beings.

As for the fourth season specifically:

In the shocking season three finale, Nandor, Guillermo and Nadja left Staten Island to go their separate ways while Laszlo stayed home to care for the creature that clawed its way out of the chest cavity of the deceased Colin Robinson — aka Baby Colin. This season, the vampires return to Staten Island to find their mansion on the verge of total structural collapse – and with no money to repair it. While Nandor’s eternal search for love finally yields results, Nadja finally realizes her dream of opening the hottest vampire nightclub in the Tri-State Area. Laszlo struggles with the question of nature versus nurture as he tries raising Baby Colin to be anything other than an energy vampire. And even Guillermo finds himself on a powerful emotional track that touches on his love for his family, and for others.