Dealing with roommates is tumultuous—especially when you’ve lived with each other for hundreds of years as blood-sucking vampires. Sure, haunting the living is easy, but even decades later, some stubborn jerks still can’t grasp the concept of a chore wheel.
The 2014 mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, created by and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), created a cult hit with that concept. Now, four new vampires star in the identically named television series, set in Staten Island but existing in the same universe as the film.
Unfortunately, Clement and Waititi will not be reprising their respective roles as Vladislav and Viago in season 1. But Clement and Waititi are executive producers on the TV series, and Waititi is credited as a director and Clement as a writer on some episodes. So, you can rest assured the spinoff remains in safe hands.
“The series has the potential to become the best new comedy series on TV,” Tiffany Kelly wrote in the Daily Dot’s review. “It already has a built-in fanbase, an interesting backstory, and a relatable premise about the difficulties of living with other people. Vampires are back, and this time they don’t sparkle—unless they choose to wear glitter.”
Here’s everything you need to know to watch What We Do in the Shadows online for free.
What We Do in the Shadows cast
Self-appointed leader Nandor the Relentless is a fierce warrior from the Ottoman Empire. He is joined by British fop Laszlo, who is almost always up to some scheme. Laszlo’s better half is Nadja, a seductive temptress who offers a tragic peek at what it’s like to live the undead life. Guillermo serves as Nador’s familiar, who desperately wants to be a vampire like his master. Mark Proksch is an odd bug, an “energy vampire” who’s quite comfortable in daylight.
- Kayvan Novak as Nandor
- Matt Berry as Laszlo
- Natasia Demetriou as Nadja
- Harvey Guillen as Guillermo
- Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson
What channel is What We Do in the Shadows on?
What We Do in the Shadows airs on FX.
What time does What We Do in the Shadows start?
What We Do in the Shadows premiered March 27. New episodes air on Wednesdays at 10pm ET.
How to watch What We Do in the Shadows online for free
FX is available on many of the major live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch What We Do in the Shadows online for free.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. Only Sling Blue carries FX, which allows you to watch What We Do in the Shadows, and offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. But if you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to menti0n Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.
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- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Still, you don’t need a gaming console to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like FX, AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Plus, It comes with FX, so you’ll be able to watch What We Do in the Shadows. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. FX, AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Other places to stream What We Do in the Shadows
1) FX Now
- Cost: Free with cable or live-stream login
- FX Now devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Google Play, iOS
FX Now lets you stream full episodes of your favorite FX and FXX series, including access to every episode of What We Do in the Shadows. All you need is a login from your cable or live TV streaming service, including all of the services above.
- Cost: $5.99 a month, cable or live-stream login needed
- FX+ devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Google Play, iOS
After signing up for FX Now, you can upgrade to FX+ for $5.99. Joining gives you early and commercial-free access to FX shows before they air as well as full seasons of hit shows like Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Archer, and of course, What We Do in the Shadows.
3) Amazon Video
If you were sleeping in a coffin for all of 2014, now’s your chance to watch the What We Do in the Shadows film before you start watching the TV show. You can rent it for $3.99, but at $6.99 to own, you should probably just buy it.
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